Theology of the Human Person (Developed by Tyndale Seminary)
What does it really mean to be human? If it’s not something that you have ever thought deeply about, then here is your opportunity! This class, developed by Tyndale Seminary, but offered right here at North Park, endeavours to acquaint students with the theology of the human person. The course is focused on biblical and doctrinal issues that bear upon such questions as “What does it mean to be a human being?,” “What is meant by the ‘image of God’?,” “How is the Person of God related to the personhood of human beings?”
Lecturer: Dr. Brett Potter
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
articulate how a proper understanding of God entails a proper understanding of humankind; i.e., that since theology discusses all of life under God, “theology” necessarily includes “theological anthropology”;probe the relation of Christology to anthropology;
discern the manner in which the non-objectifiable “Thou” of God and the “thou” of the neighbour are determinants of the human;
recognize non-theological anthropologies that students may have absorbed implicitly or that different philosophies, psychologies and psychotherapies endorse explicitly;
identify areas of convergence and divergence concerning social, scientific and theological perspectives on the human person;
investigate how gender specificity and gender complementarity are related to humanness;
examine frequently misunderstood Christian notions (e.g., sin, evil, grace, providence, love, forgiveness) that pertain immediately to our understanding of the human and our attempts at relieving human distress.
Tuesdays for 12 weeks beginning January 30 and ending mid-April.
Classes run from 7:00-9:00pm every Tuesday evening here at North Park.
Audit Only (sit-in): $225
Certificate of Completion: $425