Explore the riches of Medieval theology, from the doctrine of the Trinity to the atonement.
This item includes:
16 Live hours 16 On-your-own hours 8 Live sessions
About this program
Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 am CT, February 10 - March 30, 2024
The Middle Ages were a time of
radical cultural innovation and advancement. Nowhere was this more clear
than in the field of theology. More time was given to reflecting on and
explaining the mysteries of the Christian faith in this time period
than in any other.
Building on the material inherited
from the first 5 centuries of the Church, Medieval Christians often
approached theological questions with both a depth of curiosity and
rigorous philosophical inquiry. Indeed, it is in many ways from them
that I learned to marry wonder and rigor.
This 8 week course will introduce you
to major thinkers and innovations of the Middle Ages across a variety of
core topics. Each session will feature both an overview of a
theological topic in the period and a deep dive into a particular author
whose contributions in that area are especially noteworthy (see the
calendar below for more details).
The heritage of Medieval theology is
not the inheritance of the Catholic church only, but of all Christians.
These writers were widely read and cited with approval by Protestants
like Luther and Calvin, and set the terms for all subsequent theological
reflection in the West. Dive in now to uncover new dimensions of the
one faith delivered to the apostles.