BIB 385 Augustine of Hippo and His Age
An examination of the life and thought of Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD), the most influential theologian in the Christian tradition, particularly in the West. This course will seek, through a close reading of Augustine and his contemporaries, to situate his life and thought in its own context. Among the polemical debates that engaged Augustine, we will examine those against the Manichaeans, the Donatists, and the Pelagians. Along the way, we will consider a variety of topics in his thought, including, but not limited to: the Trinity and Christ, creation, faith and reason, the interpretation of Scripture, the nature of the Church, God and the soul, and sin, grace, and the Christian life. Prerequisite(s): BIB 277 , BIB 278 3 hour(s).
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