Course Memo

The first sessions of the course will explore the formative developments of Christology in the early centuries of the church, exploring how the
Christological diversity of the New Testament is constrained towards the more metaphysical debates leading to Chalcedon (451). We shall
then examine the extent to which the definition of Chalcedon truly answers the questions it seeks to settle, and briefly considers the
development of Scholastic and Protestant Christologies. We will then turn to a variety of modified Chalcedonian positions in the contemporary
period, including feminist/liberationist approaches. The course will conclude with a discussion of African,Asian, Latin American approaches,
emphasizing the need to reinterpret the Chalcedonian idiom in different cultural contexts. [25 max enrollment; Auditors with faculty permission]