Trinity & Christology Directed Reading (THEO 570-DR)
The foundational mysteries of the Christian religion affirm that God is three Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and that the second Person – Jesus Christ – was incarnate, suffered, and rose again. To what extent can Catholic sacred theology understand these mysteries? This course explores Christian faith in the Triune God, as well the incarnation and Paschal Mystery of Christ (Jesus’s death and resurrection). The historical development of Christian creeds will be examined as well as the major thinkers who participated in the ancient dogmatic controversies which were addressed at the first six ecumenical councils (for example, Nicaea, Ephesus, Chalcedon). In addition to understanding how the
Church’s doctrine concerning the Trinity and Christ developed by way of clarification in response to errors, students will also investigate Christ’s role as Redeemer, the Paschal Sacrifice, the doctrines of satisfaction and justification, and the centrality of Christ for human salvation. (3 credit hours)
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