The ordering of the cosmos and of man by God toward Himself is an essential item of the Christian faith which is strengthened when man’s faculty of reason recognizes this order through philosophical reflection. This course, which assumes little prior knowledge of philosophy, covers the basic principles of the philosophy of nature and man, including basic principles of metaphysics. Such a philosophy, developed by Aristotle and clarified by St Thomas Aquinas, provides students of theology the rational tools and framework to deepen their understanding of revealed truths.
Some of the lectures refer to the Master of Sacred Arts program for which some of this material was originally created. This material is appropriate to this course too and so the decision was made to keep it intact.
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