Grace

The human person in theological perspective

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Oct 9

Introduction
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Oct 16

Humans and creation
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Oct 23

Sin and its Effects
Anselm, Cur Deus Homo, chapters 11-15, Thomas Aquinas, ST I q. 109
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Oct 31

Sin and its Effects: Augustine and Pelagius
Augustine, On Nature and Grace
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Nov 6

Sancticification: Growth in Holiness
Maximus the Confessor, Centuries on Love
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Nov 20

Justification and Redemption: Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae , part I, questions 110-114
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Nov 27

Justification and Redemption: Protestant Perspectives
Martin Luther, The Freedom of the Christian
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Dec 4

Sanctification: Predestination and Free Will (Modern Concerns)
Blaise Pascal, Pensées
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Dec 11

Grace and the person: 20th century perspectives
Karl Rahner, Foundations of the Christian Faith, chapter 4
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Jan 8

Contemporary issues: Protestant perspectives
Reinhold Niebuhr, On the Nature and Destiny of Man
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Jan 15

Contemporary issues: Orthodox and Roman Catholic Perspectives
Vladimir Lossky, The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church
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Jan 22

Wrap up
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