Incarnation: Topics in Philosophical Theology (THE2185)

30 credits

The doctrine of incarnation – that God has become a human being – is arguably the central doctrine of Christianity. But what does it mean? And how can it make sense? In this module you will explore some of the answers that Christian thinkers have given to these questions. You will be introduced to the theological and philosophical problems associated with the doctrine of incarnation, and examine in detail the many different solutions proposed by ancient, medieval, and modern theologians. The main emphasis throughout is on critical philosophical engagement with these ideas, but you will also study their historical context.