Augustine

REL661
Spring 2018
Th 1:30-3:20pm
MDIV Requirements: 
Theology
Permission Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

St. Augustine of Hippo is the chief architect of distinctively Western Christianity, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, and he is one of the most influential figures in Western intellectual and political life. This course offers an intensive study of Augustine’s major works within the context of his life and times. We will study Augustine’s The Free Choice of the Will, Confessions, Teaching Christianity (De doctrina Christiana), The Spirit and the Letter, The Trinity, The City of God and selected Sermons and other treatises in light of the major theological controversies and ecclesiastical developments in which he was involved. Prior study of historical and/or systematic theology will be assumed.

Background Expected: 

See above.

Course Requirements: 

1.  Regular preparation for class and participation in class discussion (40%)

2.  Term paper (60%).

Basis of Evaluation: 

See above.