Fr. Gerard Louis CSsR
TH140 or equiv.
Semester 2, 2021
Tuesday Mornings from 9:15am to 12:15pm
Class Dates: Jul 27, Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 07, 14, 21, Oct 05, 12, 19, 26, Nov 02, 09, 16, 2021
Examination: Not Confirmed (TBA)
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.