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(3 sem. hrs.)
This course explores philosophical issues in the West from the second to the 14th century, in particular the impact of Greek philosophy on the development of Christian thought. There are three natural stages of this interaction: 1) Defensive philosophy (apologetics): responses to rational objections brought to bear against Christianity; 2) Methodology: reflection on the interaction between faith and reason, and, in particular, the nature of theology as a science; and 3) Constructive philosophy: struggles from within over a systematic metaphysics and ethics. A central theme of the course is the role of the doctrine of creation in the image of God.
• Prerequisites: 3 sem. hrs. of philosophy. (3-0; 0-0)
• The course meets the University Core Requirement for Philosophy, and meets the requirements for a Philosophy Major, Concentration, or Minor; English Ancillary Requirement; and Christianity and Culture: Catholic Studies Minor.
• All CPC courses may be counted as electives for any TWU Degree.
• CPC courses may count towards CPC certificates as listed in the Course Requirements for each Certificate.
Image: Abelard and his pupil Heloise by Edmund Leighton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9lo%C3%AFse)