Fr. Kenneth Gopal
CTIS - Level 3
TH140 or equiv.
Semester 1, 2017
Monday Evenings 7:15pm to 10:15pm
Class Dates: Jan 16, 23, Feb 06, 13, 20, 27, Mar 06, 13, 20, 27, Apr 03, 10, 17, 24, May 08, 15, 22, 2017
Seminar: Saturday, May 06, 2017 (8:00 am to 12:00 noon)
Examination: May 29, 2017
Christology is the study of Jesus of Nazareth who is confessed as the Christ. This course provides a reasoned account of our faith in Jesus as the Christ of God. Faith in Jesus Christ as God-man is foundational for the study of the other treatises of systematic theology. After an introduction and an overview of the different Christologies available today, it is followed by an inquiry into the quest for the historical Jesus. This is a necessary pre-requisite to establish the continuity between the Christ of faith and the Jesus of History. The remaining sections of the course will deal with the implicit Christological claim of Jesus of Nazareth and the explicit Christological claims of the early Church. Finally, we will examine the Christological developments of the Post-Apostolic Church paying special attention to the heresies, the teaching of the Church Fathers and the Christological Councils. And if time permits, some contemporary issues concerning Christology will also be examined.