Medieval Theology of Creation

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Ginther, James R.
Course Code SMH3152HF
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in SMH6152HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

In this course, we will examine some of the major texts and themes of the medieval theology of creation. This is a large subject and we will only be able to explore a limited portion. To gain an appreciation of the complexity, both in terms of content and methodology, we shall focus on five major medieval texts over twelve weeks, from Bede (672-735) to Robert Grosseteste (ca. 1170-1253). As we examine these texts, we shall be guided by three general questions: (1) How did classical and late antique (meta)physics shape the medieval account of creation? (2) What is the relationship between an account of creation and biblical hermeneutics? and, (3) What bearing did a theology of creation have on other major theological topics, such as soteriology and theological anthropology?

Crosslisted to (1) Theological
Schedule Mon
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Means of Evaluation
Currently Offered Fall 2023