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JP8604/9604 The Human Person in the Theology of Benedict XVI

This subject is focused upon the anthropological themes in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. It examines the influence of Romano Guardini in the context of revelation, the influence of Josef Pieper in the context of the theological virtues (faith, hope and love), the influence of Martin Buber in the context of the philosophy of personalism and the influence of Hans Urs von Balthasar in the context of the transcendental properties of being (truth, beauty and goodness), particularly beauty. Eschatological topics such as the treatment of life after death and theology of culture issues will also be examined. Students will be equipped with a body of this knowledge which will enable them to undertake professional work in the field and serve as a basis for further learning.