HDS 2447


Mayra Rivera Rivera


The term "salvation" is often interpreted narrowly as the pursuit of an eternal state of blissfulness beyond finite life. But the meaning of salvation has never been so simple. Even within "orthodox" Christian traditions, we encounter myriad visions of the human predicament, its possibilities for transformation, and the means and state that it needs to reach in salvation. Many of these visions inform "secular" conceptualizations of the human predicament and possibilities of achieving the supreme goals of life. This course examines key models of salvation in the history of Christian thought, through readings of modern theologians in relation to the ancient sources they read and reinterpret.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Spring 2016
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Theology
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None