HDS 2278

Calvin, Scheiermacher, Barth

Michelle Chaplin Sanchez


John Calvin, Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Barth are three major figures associated with Reformed Christian thought. In spite of this commonality, their theological writings bear important and interesting differences, not only in terms of historical context but also in terms of writing and core theological commitments. This course will look carefully at each author, thinking comparatively about respective approaches to God, scripture, cognition, sense, and affection, the question of natural theology, sacraments, and the relation of church and state. This course serves as an introduction to theology, offering close engagement with work of three major figures in their theological and historical contexts. At the same time, we will consider the orientation of Reformed Protestantism as historical and living tradition.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm
Andover Hall Room 118

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None