In this class we develop a biblical and theological understanding of what it means to be human, with application to many of the ethical questions covered in our summer “hot topics” series. We explore how complex issues of identity, desire, and vocation are drawn together and addressed in the Christian doctrines of creation, incarnation, resurrection, and the image of God.
Ecce Homo | Incarnation PDF
The meaning of embodied existence
Creatio ex Nihilo | The Meaning of Creation PDF
Gratitude, Boredom, and Technology
Homo Adorans | The Chief End of Man PDF
Worship, Beauty, and Desire
For more on temple imagery from Genesis to Revelation, discussed in week three, see Gregory Beale’s article, “Eden, the Temple, and the Church’s Mission in the New Creation."
Imago Dei 1 | Humanity as Representative of God PDF
Vocation, Work, and Rest
Imago Dei 2 | Humanity as Representational of God PDF
Sex, Marriage, and Friendship
Politics and Loving the City without Fear