Continuous Assessment: 40% (Essay, Tutorials, quizzes) End of Semester Examination: 60%
To introduce students to a systematic study of the mystery of the
Jesus Christ and his mission by exploring Scriptures, the Church Fathers, contemporary Christology and Soteriology.
Texts to be read (include, but are not limited to):
The Gospel of Matthew
Selections from other Gospels
Athanasius, Orations against the Arians, III.
Cyril, Letters to Nestorius, II.
Nicene-Constantinopolitan and Chalcedonian Creeds.
Selections from Anselm, Cur Deus Homo
- — Articulate various positions regarding the relationship between the “Historical Jesus” and the “Christ of Faith.”
- — Demonstrate an understanding of the identity of Jesus Christ in the light of Scripture and Tradition.
- — Be competent in explaining Jesus’ nature and mission in light of his life and ministry, death and Resurrection.
- — Demonstrate an understanding of the major developments of Christological and Trinitarian doctrine through the first four Ecumenical Councils.
- — Explain what soteriology is, and compare and contrast various atonement theories
- — Discuss some contemporary issues in Christology, including Christ’s self-consciousness and the relationship between his human and divine natures.