Bible, Theology

The Mercy of God in Scripture and Tradition

This item will be released March 29, 2024.
Taught by Ryan Hurd
Difficulty: Advanced
Crosslist: None
Runs 4/8 – 6/15/24
$225.00 – $399.00

 

This course will study the mercy of God, to whom alone always being merciful is proper. We will consider the “divine name” of mercy especially as developed in the Latin West, and handle its careful exposition in Augustine, Anselm, Lombard, and Thomas, as well as comparing and contrasting with various figures in the Greek Patristic and then some in the early modern (e.g. Protestant) traditions. We will gain sensitivity to the equivocations regarding the mercy of God throughout the tradition, and insight into its doctrinal presentations, especially as engaged in the context of commenting on holy Scripture.

 

Deadline to register: Friday, March 29th

 

The syllabus for this course is available now. You can access it here.

 


 

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Auditing ($225):

participate in readings and live class sessions, but no graded assignments and no course credit

Full course (Full-Time Discount) ($275):

for-credit courses (at least four per term) toward our Certificate or M.Litt in Classical Protestantism

Full course ($399):

individual classes on a for-credit basis; you can later apply them toward a Certificate or Degree

 

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Description

This Theology/Bible course will be taught by Ryan Hurd, and will run from April 8th through June 15th. The syllabus will be posted when available.

This course will study the mercy of God, to whom alone always being merciful is proper. We will consider the “divine name” of mercy especially as developed in the Latin West, and handle its careful exposition in Augustine, Anselm, Lombard, and Thomas, as well as comparing and contrasting with various figures in the Greek Patristic and then some in the early modern (e.g. Protestant) traditions. We will gain sensitivity to the equivocations regarding the mercy of God throughout the tradition, and insight into its doctrinal presentations, especially as engaged in the context of commenting on holy Scripture.

Ryan Hurd is a systematic theologian whose area of expertise is doctrine of God, specifically the Trinity. His primary training is in the high medievals and early modern scholastics as well as the 20th century ressourcement movement. He has written a number of articles and regularly does translations of early modern theology sources; but his primary project is writing a systematics of the Trinity. He is currently a doctoral student at Theologische Universiteit Kampen.

The syllabus for this course is available now. You can access it here.

 


Details

Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 2 hr./wk. via Zoom. Students will also have the option to participate in class discussion on the Davenant Common Room Discord server. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund.

This is a graduate-level course. Although a BA is not a necessary pre-requisite for this course, students should come prepared to do graduate-level work. This is a more-advanced course and assumes general familiarity with the work of theology and overall debates, especially those more recent involving the “impassibility versus passability” of God.