- 10.1 – Irenaeus on the Final Restoration of Creation
- 10.9 – Gregory of Nyssa on the Resurrection Body
- 10.15 – Catherine of Genoa on Purgatory
- 10.17 – Jeremy Taylor on Death and Heaven
- 10.18 – Jonathan Edwards on the Reality of Hell
- 10.19 – John Wesley on Universal Restoration
McGrath Reading Reports and Responses (20%). Since much of the class will be based on class discussion, it will be important for students to read and engage the selections from the McGrath reader. For each section/module of discussion (Nature of Theology, Trinity, Revelation, etc.) you are required to give a 500+ (500 or more) word summary and response. That is, you must summarize each numbered reading and have some type of evaluation (agree/disagree) of one or more of the readings.
See the Course Resources for a “McGrath Report Example” in the Rubrics area. You must post them by 11:55pm on the day they are assigned.
You must address these questions:
For each numbered reading:
- In which of the 6 categories in the history of the church does each author fit? These categories are: Patristic, Medieval, Byzantine, Protestant, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox. (See the appendix in McGrath or look online to find the time frame and religious tradition of each writer.)
- What are the central theses of the texts at hand? What is the main idea of the passage? Note key terms or issues.
- What quote(s) from the reading capture(s) the main idea?