As well: blessings to all fellow students beginning the new school year -- even as I realize that this is officially my second-to-last semester of course work for the rest of my life. Hard to believe I'm nearly there.
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The Philosophical Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar (Junius Johnson)
This course is an introduction to the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar through selected readings from his theological triptych, The Glory of the Lord, Theo-Drama, and Theo-Logic.
- Von Balthasar, The Glory of the Lord, vol. 1: Seeing the Form
- Von Balthasar, Theo-Drama, vol. 5: The Last Act
- Von Balthasar, Theo-Logic, vol. 2: The Truth of God
- Von Balthasar, Epilogue
This course is required of all doctoral students in Theology. The subject of the course is Beeley's latest book, The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition. Each week we will study a chapter of the book, focusing on a single figure, or group of figures, together with supplementary primary and secondary readings. Patristic sources are assigned as background references for the main discussion; the assumption is that most of the texts are familiar to students already, so that most of the ancient reading will be review. Also assigned are other recent treatments of the same material, so that students have points of contrast for evaluating the argument of the book.
- Christopher Beeley, The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition
- Lewis Ayres, Nicaea and its Legacy
- Lewis Ayres, Augustine and the Trinity
- Rowan Williams, Arius: Heresy and Tradition
- Figures whose texts will feature: Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea, Arius, Athanasius of Alexandria, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine of Hippo, Cyril of Alexandria, Leo the Great, Leontius of Byzantium, Maximus Confessor, John of Damascus
This is a directed study consisting of four students with Hare; three of us are PhD students in Theology or Ethics who are joining a Master's student at Yale Divinity School who set up this reading course as part of her thesis project. She is (and so we, with her, are) looking to explore the relationship between Kant and Kierkegaard regarding their understanding of the relationship between the ethical and the religious.
- Kant, Groundwork to the Metaphysics of Morals
- Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals
- Kant, Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason
- Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling
- Kierkegaard, Works of Love
- Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart is To Will One Thing
- Kierkegaard, Either/Or (selections)