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Christian Faith: Encounter With a Self-Revealing God

Faculty of Theology >> Theology (General)

Minimize schedule Course schedule for the session: Winter 2017
Section Schedule Day Location Professor
Lecture
THO 3162 W00
Course offered in English
January 09 - April 08 Wednesday 13:30 - 16:30 Online Frank Leonard Emanuel
Summary

An exploration of the topic of Christian revelation with special attention to the relationship between faith experience and religious experience. Following the notion that revelation is primarily the self-disclosure of God to humanity, this course will examine the mutually informative relationships between revelation, faith, tradition, and scripture. This course will also explore the place of revelation in the life of the Christian Church both in its liturgy and in its mission. 

Objectives

MDIv

  • To define the ideas of faith and revelation.
  • To explain the understanding of the importance of revelation for the task of Christian theology.
  • To describe the importance and the influence of different notions of revelation.
  • To identify the role of revelation in Christian liturgy and Christian mission.

 

MTS

  • To explain the understanding of the importance of revelation for the task of Christian theology.
  • To differentiate between faith and revelation.
  • To describe the importance and the influence of different notions of revelation.
  • To identify and evaluate different notions of revelation as they occur in Christian theologies.

 

Workload
  • Students are expected to complete weekly readings from the texts and assigned articles.
  • Students will complete two (2) short research papers (5-6 pages).
  • Students will complete a final written exam.             
Assessment
  • Two short research papers (50%)
  • Written Exam (40%)
  • Self-evaluation (10%)
Mandatory Reading
  • Dermot Lane, The Experience of God: An Invitation to Do Theology (Paulist, 1981)
  • Dei Verbum “The Dogmatic Constitution of Divine Revelation”, Vatican II
  • Articles and Chapters identified during the course (available on reserve or via ATLA)
Important Information

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

  • Avery Dulles, Models of Revelation (Orbis, 1992)

 

Section Schedule Day Location Professor
Lecture
THO 3162 000
Course offered in English
January 09 - April 08 Wednesday 13:30 - 16:30 GIG264 Frank Leonard Emanuel