PG 711 Issues in Contemporary Systematic Theology

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Module Level

9/10 MTh/STL/PhD/DD Seminar course

Time Allowance

Lectures: five 1-hourseminars; five 2-hour seminars (15 hours total) Weekly Reading: 20-40 pages


Class Preparation, Participation, and Presentation 30% Final Essay: 70%

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to familiarize students with a variety of contemporary issues or questions in systematic theology and to practice the art of analysing and evaluating the various theological positions on these issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • Enumerate and describe a set of contemporary theological issues/questions/debates.
  • To explain what the deeper issues at stake are in a particular question/debate.
  • Defend any position on a question, regardless of one’s personal opinion on the matter.


  • On Religious Pluralism (T. Tilley, G. D’Costa, and P. Schmidt-Leukel)
  • On the Church and sin (K. Rahner, Y. Congar, C. Journet)
  • On the Economic and Immanent Trinities (K. Rahner and Y. Congar)
  • On the local and unviersal Church (Ratzinger and Kasper)
  • On Universalism (Balthasar and Scheffczyk)
  • On Christ's Beatific Vision (White and Weinandy)