This course provides information regarding Jesus Christ in the scriptures, the Fathers of the Church, a in the Creed and councils throughout the history of the Church. The historical development of the place of Mary in relation to Christ is also developed.
General Introduction: • Christology and Scripture, diverse yet complementary Christological emphases in the NT. • The development of Christology in the Fathers, the Creed and the Councils; • Ontological Christology; • Medieval Christology and the Reformation: developments in the soteriological aspects of Christology; • Christological reflection from the Enlightenment to Vatican II, and beyond; • Contemporary issues, including the consciousness of Jesus and Christology in the context of diverse cultures, religions and situations; • Mariology: its development in the history of the Church, In relation to Christology and to the rest of Christian doctrine; • Mariology in Vatican II, in subsequent magisterial texts and in today’s ecumenical context. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to: • Articulate an understanding of the mystery of Christ, in a capacity to articulate that mystery accurately and in an ability to communicate it with confidence and enthusiasm to others. • Express how to situate the Church's Marian teachings in their proper context, placing them accurately within the hierarchy of truths, while still fully appreciating the unique role of Mary in salvation history and in the life and devotion of the faithful.
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