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Theological Anthropology

This course studies what it means to be human from the perspective of theology. The study begins within the horizon of Jewish experience as articulated especially in the early chapters of the Book of Genesis and chapters in Exodus which narrate the gift of Covenant. Within these chapters the themes of the human reality as the imago Dei as well as the theme of deep seated human alienation are studied. Early Irish iconography, including the great High Crosses, will be studied as a distinctive treatment of these themes. Graced humanity is a central topic of the course. This course studies its deployment through the centuries, alongside contemporary re-workings.

How to apply

Applications to: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie

Fee

EUR 150 per term; EUR 300 for the full course (two terms). Payment should be made by cheque/draft/postal money order only, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account.

Date

The course is taught over twenty-two weeks in Michaelmas and Hilary terms. Teaching in Michaelmas term commences during the week beginning 21st September 2016. Please note this is a day-time course.

Duration

The course comprises two lectures a week for a total of twenty-two weeks. Students may choose to take the course in full, or to study it for one term only.

Further information

Contact: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie