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I605 Theological Anthropology & Pastoral Care

Theological anthropology has typically been understood as doctrine about “the nature of the human”—or what it is to be a “person” created in the image of God. Through the exploration of related themes such as health/wholeness, finitude, sin, and salvation, as variously understood in pastoral theology, secular (e.g., “medical model”) understandings, and theology, students will explore this rich set of practical pastoral and theological challenges. Pedagogical methods will include primary and secondary readings, film, literature, lecture, and class discussions. Students will be asked to write one substantial paper, present a verbatim of pastoral experience, and lead one class discussion.

Credits: 3.0

Units: 1.0


Dr. John William Harkins, III

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