P 100 Foundational Theology

“Foundational Theology” is an introduction to theological method — with a focus upon critical thinking skills — and the basic touchstone topics of Christian theology: Trinity, Christology, and salvation. The approach will be both historical and systematic, so that participants encounter the main streams of thought in Western Christianity — ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary. Significant attention will be given to the development of the Nicene Creed and its explication at the Council of Chalcedon. This course will be particularly attentive to the relevance of this material for priestly ministry, with assignments oriented toward preaching and pastoral situations.