Theological Anthropology

College Regis College
Instructor(s) Goulding, Gill K.
Course Code RGT6310HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in RGT3310HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

The human person in our contemporary culture has a fluid spectrum of interpretation. Biblical precedents suggest a certain Judaeo-Christian hermeneutic while cultural mores reference alternatives. This course looks to explore the Roman Catholic tradition in identifying the graced human person and contemporary papal guidelines stressing the inherent dignity of the human person. Accordingly, time will be spent considering biblical foundations and questions posed by the text of Genesis and the Noahic covenant. Aquinas and key documents from Vatican II assist our exploration. The question of whether we are discerning the human person or designing humans arises. Identity and the sense of self are important issues raised with reference to both the Qumran community and the work of Charles Taylor. Hans Urs von Balthasa's reclaiming of personhood and the ecclesial person bridges into consideration of the way in which contemporary papacies have identified the human person and the concomitant dignity of every human being made in the image of God.

Schedule Wed
Start Time 18:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Enrolment Notes

Maximum/Minimum class size indicated includes both BD and Graduate students

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2020
Currently Offered Fall 2022