Trinity College

The Human Person in Orthodox Tradition

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Last Offered: 
Fall 2016
Next Offered: 
Summer 2021

This course focuses on Orthodox thinking on human existence in relation to modern approaches which challenge traditional notions of humanity. From foundations in Scripture and patristic anthropology (human existence in the theology of the Fathers of the Church), the course will consider modern Orthodox thinking on the human person in leading figures of the Russian religious renaissance and neopatristic theologians. Orthodox thinking on human existence will be put in dialogue with modern figures such as Darwin, Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Jung, Heidegger and Sartre, and contemporary issues such as gender theory, transhumanism, moral bioenhancement, and human rights.