History of Christian Theology in Philosophical Perspective

STH TT 732

Christianity called itself a "philosophy" in its early centuries and its theology has always been highly responsive to philosophical thought, even when it has attempted to be anti-philosophical. This course tracks the history of Western European Christian theology through the influences of Plato and Plotinus on Augustine and Bonaventura, Aristotle on Thomas Aquinas, the rise of early modern subjectivism on Luther and Calvin, the influences of Kant and Hegel on Schleiermacher, Barth, and Tillich, the rise of process theology, and the influence of Marx on liberation and postmodern theologies. The emphasis will be more on the shaping of theological contours than on the philosophies themselves. (Requires TF 701/TF 702 as prerequisite.)

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