|Christian theology has evolved over the centuries since the first efforts of Paul to make sense of the impact of the life and work of Jesus. In response to some more difficult moments in the history of the church, and in an effort to faithfully chart the implications of the biblical record, Christian theology has generated some “hard doctrines,” hard to comprehend or hard to reconcile with what we would wish were true. In this course we will look at some of the more perplexing of these, i.e., the Trinity, predestination, hell, and sacrificial atonement—how they arose as doctrines, who believes them, what insights they contain and what new difficulties they leave us with.
Day, Time and Dates:
Tuesdays, from 7 p.m. to 9:20 p.m., beginning January 30