Theology 301: Sin and Redemption

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Theology 301: Sin and Redemption treats of the fall of the human race in our first parents, sin and its effects (particularly death), resurrected beatitude as man’s ultimate end, and Jesus Christ as the sole mediator between God and man who brings redemption and renewal to the whole of creation. The plight of fallen man, as well as its only remedy, are illuminated by readings from both Testaments, leading to a profound reflection on the reasons why “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us”—“for us men and for our salvation.”

Works Included

  • Scripture, Genesis 1–3, Leviticus, Ecclesiastes, Gospel of Mark, Colossians, Philippians, Hebrews
  • St. Athanasius, On the Incarnation
  • St. Anselm, Why God Became Man
  • St. Maximus the Confessor, On the Lord's Prayer
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, Compendium Theologiae, 148–201
  • St. John of the Cross, Romances on “In the beginning”

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