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THEO 8819 Jerusalem and Athens: Foundational Methodology (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Tertullian (c. 155 – c. 240 AD) asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” (De praescriptione haereticorum, vii)—a question about the relation between philosophy and revelation that has been asked repeatedly down to our own day. We trace the stages of the problematic, focusing on Augustine (354-430), Averroes (1126-1198), Maimonides (1135-1204), Thomas Aquinas (1225 1274), Spinoza (1632-1677), Kant (1724-1804), Hegel (1770-1831), Heidegger (1889-1976), L. Strauss (1899-1973), Voegelin (1901-1985), Lonergan (1904-1984), with readings from Fortin, Mahdi, Brague, Sala, and Fackenheim.


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Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 11-Jan-16