Theological Predication and Divine Attributes

REL922
Spring 2017
TH 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Area: 
Area V
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
Limited Enrollment
Course Description: 

An exploration of philosophical debates concerning the nature of theological language and the nature of God. Topics include theories of analogical predication, divine simplicity, God’s relation to time, divine impassibility, the nature of God’s love, divine freedom, the compatibility of foreknowledge and human freedom, and theories of providence.

Background Expected: 

None, but previous work in philosophy would certainly be helpful.

Course Requirements: 

Weekly reading, seminar participation, five 2-3 pg. response papers, two 6-8 page papers OR one 15-20 page paper.

Basis of Evaluation: 

Participation (10%), response papers (30%), paper(s) (60%).