Theology 302: Mystery of the Incarnation

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Theology 302: Mystery of the Incarnation is a junior Theology course at Wyoming Catholic College and focused on the mystery and complexity surrounding understanding the Incarnation of God as a Man in Jesus Christ. In many ways it is a continuation and deeper dive into the topics introduced in the prior semester's Theology course, Sin and Redemption.

Summary[edit]

This semester meditates on the mystery of the Incarnation, towards which the whole of creation is ordered as its crown and upon which the entire economy of grace and salvation hinges. The Christological debates of the early Church reveal to us the radiant face of Jesus Christ, true God and true man, while the unsurpassable synthesis of St. Thomas assists us in pondering His eternal and incarnate being, His grace and wisdom, His salvific suffering and death, His glorious resurrection and ascension, and finally, His kingship over creation.

Readings[edit]

  • Scripture, Gospel of Matthew
  • Church Councils, Ephesus, Chalcedon, Constantinople III, Nicaea II
  • St. Cyril of Alexandria, On the Unity of Christ
  • St. Leo the Great, "Letter to Flavian" (Tome of Leo)
  • St. Maximus the Confessor, Ambigua, V
  • St. John Damascene, In Defense of the Holy Images, Treatise I
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, Compendium Theologiae 202–246; Summa Theologiae III.8 q. 8

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