Theology of Grace : God’s Life in us - The Authentic Life of our Human Spirit

Theology of Grace : God’s Life in us - The Authentic Life of our Human Spirit

Grace is God’s life in us, the authentic life of our human spirit or what our life is truly called to be. Without our participation in the life of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Trinity) through baptism, we cannot truly be Christian and without grace we cannot truly live a Christian life.

Course code: THEN13

Professor: Peter Lobo

God's Life in Us

The Authentic Life of Our Human Spirit

Course objectives

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 providing a written assignment (between 3 and 5 pages) by treating a subject to choose from those proposed.

Table of content 

  1. Introduction

  2. Division of the Course

  3. Positive Section I : Grace in the Bible – The Experience of the People of God of the Gracious God

  4. Positive Section II : Grace in the Fathers of the Church – The Experience of Grace of the People of God in Patristic Times as Witnessed to by the Writings of the Fathers of the Church

  5. Positive Section III : Grace in the Teaching of the Magisterium - The Experience of the Gracious God in Church Councils and Other Papal Teaching Elaborated Often in Response to Heterodox Opinions

  6. Speculative Section I: Theological Reflection on Grace – The Authentic Life of the Human Spirit

  7. Speculative Section II: Theological Reflection on Grace – Sanctifying Grace and Actual Grace

  8. Speculative Section III: Theological Reflection on Grace: Grace and the Moral/Spiritual Life

  9. Speculative Section IV: Theological Reflection on Grace – Grace-life in the Midst of the World

  10. Speculative Section V: Theological Reflection on Grace – The Culmination of the Life of Grace

  11. Speculative Section VI: Theological Reflection: Grace in Hinduism and Islam – Brief Remarks

  12. General Conclusion Topics for papers