Mystery of God I
A pre-requisite and essential discourse is necessary when reflecting on one’s own Christian faith. There are fundamental questions that need to be asked and examined thoroughly. This process is a compulsory passage in the Christian tradition. This course guides students on how to address this question in order to be able to speak in an instructed, coherent and rigorous manner on the characteristics of who we call God. Using a traditional framework, theological arguments and other parameters that define reason will be applied within the context of our contemporary culture to address such fundamental questions such as: does God experience evil and sorrow? Do our prayers incline God’s Providence? Who is God, in a nutshell? At the end of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to express themselves in a knowledgeable manner, coherently and rigorously on the characteristics of who we know as God. Students will acquire abilities to reconstruct their prior knowledge in order to position themselves on these questions while remaining open to peer evaluation. Assessment in this course consists of written assignments and class discussions and a final exam.
Tiesday, 8:30-11:20 a.m.