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One and Triune God There are few doctrines more central to the Christian faith than the Trinity. Affirmations of belief in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are at the heart of the Church’s creed. And yet there are also few doctrines of the Church less understood and appreciated than that of the Trinity. This course helps to explain some of the basic doctrines of the Church concerning the unity among and diversity between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Philosophy for Theologians The aim of the course is to explain the ways Scripture, the documents of the Church, and the writings of theologians use “philosophy,” understood in its broad, original sense as the whole scope of purely human knowledge, to express, explain and communicate God’s revealed Word to different cultures, including our own.
Christology This course addresses basic Christological issues as articulated by Aquinas in the Summa and Summa Contra Gentiles. These include, but are not limited to: one divine Person with two natures, the hypostatic union and inferences from it, the prerogatives of Christ’s human nature, issues of redemption, and the three offices of Christ. Scripture and the writings of John Paul II and Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger are used.
Elements of Moral Theology In this course, the student will learn about the Church as Moral Teacher and about moral theology as a sacred science. Christ came so that we may know the truth about God and about the kind of life that leads to God. The Christian must learn to appreciate the value that revealed truth communicates to the world. In addition to imparting knowledge about God, divine revelation serves as an instrument of liberation from unsatisfactory accounts of human existence. Moral theology is the branch of theology that studies human acts so as to direct them to a loving vision of God seen as our true complete happiness and our final end. Since this vision is attained by means of grace, the virtues, and the Gifts, in the light of revelation and reason, in this course we will be covering these topics in particular.