Participation in God: From Maximus to Aquinas
How are we to understand the relationship between creator and creature? The modern approach has been to radically separate them by banishing God upstairs. Isolation from God hasn’t brought us the happiness we long for. Instead, loneliness, alienation, and loss of direction have been the result. In this course, we turn to the Great Tradition—both East and West—in search of an alternative: created participation in the uncreated life of God. By carefully exploring writings of theologians such as Augustine, Dionysius, Maximus, and Aquinas, we will get a glimpse of a richer, more meaningful world, one that is enchanted through participation in God.
Note: This course is not available online and will only be available onsite.
|Dates||Jul 31–Aug 4|
|Days & Times||
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Research Professor of Theology
There are no prerequisites for this course.