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RS 505 Overview

Who was Jesus of Nazareth, and who is Jesus, the Risen Christ? What did Jesus know, and when did he know it? The “Son of Man/Mary/God” has been known by these and many other titles throughout Christianity’s first two millennia. How shall we undertake the study of Christology in the current millennium? What pastoral implications (preaching, catechesis, pastoral care) can we draw from exploring course topics like: biblical understandings of the Messiah at the time of Jesus; Christ’s “Paschal Mystery” as the heart of Christian faith and liturgy; the development of Christological formulas and creedal statements in the early centuries; medieval (and ongoing) interpretations of the redemptive/atoning death of Christ on the cross; and the salvation of humanity in the context of contemporary understandings of God’s redemption of the entire cosmos (“new creation”) in Christ?

  • 3.00 Credits
  • RS