Apr 15, 2024  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 330 - Fundamentals of Christology

This course provides a solid Catholic understanding of the mysteries of the life and role of Jesus Christ as found in the New Testament, in the Fathers of the Church, in Medieval theologians, and among the best contemporary Catholic theologians. The emphasis is on the living faith of the Church as it seeks to understand the heart of the Gospel.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Reflect intellectually on the living reality of the crucified and risen Christ;
  • Explain the functions of Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium, especially as expresed through the early Ecumenical Councils, in the study of Christology;
  • Recognize and express biblical Christolgy in terms of a theology of continuity between the Old and New Testaments;
  • Identify the major developments of Christological doctrine in the Patristic and Medieval eras, as well as the significant issues in Christology among contemporary Catholic scholars;
  • Relate and synthesize Christololgy with other branches of theology, such as Trinitarian theology, ecclesiology, sacramental theology, etc.;
  • Articulate Christological doctrine in a manner that accurately reflects the teachings of the Church and is appropriate to a pastoral and ministerial setting.

Credits: 3

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