3 credit course
This course will introduce students of theology to the manner in which Plato and Aristotle sought to understand human nature, the world, and God through philosophical inquiry. The focus will be upon the ideas and passages that were most influential in the development of Christian theology and on enabling students to read and discuss philosophical texts on their own. Topics will include the nature of love, whether the human soul survives bodily death, whether God created the universe, and what is the best way to live.
When you complete this course you will be able to read the works of Plato and Aristotle on your own, to engage in philosophical thinking and writing, and better understand the influence Greek philosophy had on the development of Christian theology.
This course includes written lectures, audio lectures, and online discussions.