Jun 09, 2023  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 530 - Christology

This course is an introduction to the history and problems of Christology, the study of Christ in his Person and in his Work. The course will focus both on content and method, and at the end of the course, the student should feel confident in reading, understanding, and evaluating academic studies in Christology. The student also should feel confident that the Church’s traditional faith in Christ as the Son of God and Savior is a reasonable faith that can be defended in contemporary cultures.

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

  • Recognize the New Testament portraits of Jesus as a foundation of the Church’s Christology;
  • Articulate the Church’s faith in the mystery of Christ as on the living reality of the crucified and risen Christ;
  • Chart the intellectual development of the Christological doctrines of the Chruch, especially in the first seven centuries;
  • Identify and explicate the major themes of Christology and Soteriology in the Fathers of the Church, the great Medieval theologians, representative Protestant theologians, and contemporary Catholic theologicans;
  • Synthesize the conclusions of Christology with the doctrine of the Trinity.

Credits: 3

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