TH639 THE THEOLOGY OF JOSEPH RATZINGER

Dr. Angela Franks Profile

Thursdays 1:15-3:15pm

Fall

Theology
Elective
Theology
Elective

This course will study representative texts of Joseph Ratzinger, both before and after being named Pope Benedict XVI. Introduction to Christianity will form the introduction to the major themes and ideas of his theology, with representative texts from Christology, ecclesiology, liturgical theology, and cultural criticism also analyzed. Each of his encyclicals, included the co-written Lumen Fidei, will be read. The goal of the course is to come to a deeper understanding of Ratzinger's major philosophical and theological ideas.