TM 658 The Theological Virtues (Spring: 3)
The Church is often described as a community of faith, hope, and love.
This course explores how some Christian thinkers have understood these central
theological virtues. After considering New Testament sources, we will examine
the following periods and thinkers: patristic (e.g. Augustine), medieval
(Aquinas), reformation (Calvin), early modern (John of the Cross), and modern
(Rahner, Lonergan, liberation theology). While special attention will be
paid to the systematic thought of Aquinas, the goal of this course is to
present a broad range of thinkers so that students can articulate their
own account of these characteristic marks of Christian life.
Last Updated: 17-JUL-12