This course takes a deep dive into the work of Augustine of Hippo, setting his theology both in its historical background and in its continued relevance for the contemporary world. The class looks at portions of Augustine’s key works as they pertain to grace, original sin, ethics, and theological form. We look at foundational works like Confessions, The City of God, and other texts that dwell on specific doctrinal issues. Contemporary scholarly engagements and uses of Augustine are also considered as they relate to the same key themes. Throughout, consideration of Augustine’s method, historical place, and relevance for ongoing theological discussions is held in view.

Prerequisite: ST 101 or ST 103 or ST 104.