Christology Part Two

Christology Part Two

Paul, John, Fathers of the Church, great Councils

Course code: THEN12

Professor: 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.

Educational achievements: 

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.

Evaluation methods:

Students will be provided a written assignment (between 3 and 5 pages) by treating a subject to choose from those proposed.

Table of content:

  1. Pauline Christology
  2. Johannine Christology
  3. Patristic Theology
  4. Chalcedonian Christology
  5. The Incarnation and the Christology of Thomas Aquinas