2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Oct 23, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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TH 362 - Hope, Death, and the End of the World

(3.00 cr.)

This seminar studies the partly overlapping and partly opposed claims about the endtime among Catholics and Protestants, Christians and Jews, members of other religions, and unbelievers. Will everyone be saved, or will some go to heaven and some to hell? What do Christians mean when they confess that Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead or that they look forward to the resurrection of the body and eternal life? Why have Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants disagreed over purgatory and prayers for the dead? What end does God intend for the world, and how can this end justify hope in a world so deeply wounded by our own indifference and despair, wars, and deaths? Traditional and contemporary books on these issues are read; students, as individuals and a group, develop their own answers to these questions as they learn the answers of others.

Prerequisite: TH 201 .
Interdisciplinary Studies: IC

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