Being Human

Designation: THEO 7083

In this course, students will engage critically with what it means to be human, in biblical, theological, and contemporary contexts, leading them to develop a Christian anthropology appropriate to life and ministry today. Raising the questions, “Who am I?” “What am I?” and “Why am I here?” will lead to philosophical and theological explorations of personhood and identity, as students consider the nature and destiny of human beings. The course will address concepts such as naturalism, mind-body dualism, and post-modern identity, creation, imago dei, sin, relationality, and the significance of Christology for human self-understanding. Insights will be applied to contemporary issues including disability, human rights, artificial intelligence, and post-humanism.

Recommended Prior Study

  • THEO 5013, 5023, or permission of instructor.