The University of St. Thomas

Christian Belief Ancient/Cont
Title:Christian Belief Ancient/Cont
Course Number:200
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Hurtuk, Joseph C
Time:0935 - 1040
Location:Murray-Herrick Campus Center St Paul
Room:MHC 209
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 09/04 12/20 M  -  W   -  F 2 28 30
Course Description:
This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103)