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TMHC 8068 Great Christian Thinkers: Augustine, Aquinas, and Luther (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and Martin Luther determined the shape of Christian thought and practice in the West in innumerable, profound, and lasting ways. This course provides an introduction to the life, literary works, and theology of these three great Christian thinkers. For each, our readings and discussions will focus on the themes of "Faith and Reason" and "Nature and Grace." Throughout the course, we will consider how the historical and cultural context, education and formation, vocation, personality, and spirituality of each theologian influenced the content and form of his theology.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franklin T. Harkins

Prerequisites: A course in History of Christianity.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17