The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

THEO 556 Reading Redemption: Anselm, Aquinas, and Ruether


In this course we will dig deeply into traditional and contemporary ways of understanding redemption. We will begin with a thorough reading of Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo and the notion of “satisfaction.” We will then explore how Aquinas conveys the work of Christ in returning us to union with God. Finally, we will use Ruether’s Women and Redemption to investigate modern feminist approaches to redemption in order to construct contemporary perspectives. Limited to those who have taken or are taking Systematic Theology I, or by permission of the instructor. May be taken pass/fail by notifying Registrar after you have registered.