TM 764 Ethical Themes in Augustine (Fall: 3)
Masters courses in Systematics, Ethics and Early Church History.
This is a doctoral level seminar intended for advanced degree students (STL,
STD, PhD) and presupposes previous preparation in early church history or
patristic theology and in ethics or moral theology. Departmental permission
The seminar explores foundational theological and ethical themes in Augustine┐s
works (e.g., love, sociality, sin and grace, moral agency, evil) and examines
the way in which those themes function in selected texts and topics in Augustine┐s
ethics (e.g., love of God and neighbor; poverty, riches, property; gender
and sexual ethics; religious coercion and ┐just war┐; social and political
life). Extensive readings in primary sources in translation and short weekly
papers are the basis for focused class discussion. At least one longer
seminar paper and a final research paper are required.
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