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THEO 5515 Anthropology of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Before he became Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla had always been preoccupied with understanding the nature of the human person. This course is devoted to a critical analysis of Wojtyla's philosophical writings, especially "Love and Responsibility" and "The Acting Person," in order to understand the full depth and richness of his relational anthropology. The course will also consider how this anthropology of the acting person is decisive for comprehending John Paul II's conception of freedom with his theory of action. That theory serves as the foundation for his moral theology articulated in encyclicals Veritatis Splendor and Evangelium Vitae.


Instructor(s): Richard Spinello

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: PHIL5513

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13