Paul, John, Fathers of the Church, great Councils
Course code: THEN12Professor: Donald Goergen
In the previous course on Christology we have looked primarily at the Jesus of the Gospels, particularly the Synoptic Gospels: his life, death, and resurrection. We now will look more closely at how Jesus Christ, following upon his resurrection, and the disciples’ experience of the risen Jesus, gets handed on,-first within the New Testament itself by St. Paul and the Gospel of John,- but then later in the early Church picking up with those themes and developing them,- and also clarifying them in its conciliar teaching.
At the end of this course, students will have:
- Excellent foundation for continuing their studies
- Acquired experience and confidence in reading, comprehension and text analysis.
- Students will be able to use it in other courses or projects.
Students will be provided a written assignment (between 3 and 5 pages) by treating a subject to choose from those proposed.
Table of content:
- Pauline Christology
- Johannine Christology
- Patristic Theology
- Chalcedonian Christology
- The Incarnation and the Christology of Thomas Aquinas