This 3-college credit course consists in a careful reading of three texts. C.S. Lewis’ Miracles provides a philosophical propaedeutic to the theological understanding of Divine Revelation. It addresses the preliminary questions of whether Revelation is possible and what the criteria are for evaluating the Christian claim that God has revealed himself in Jesus Christ. The Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation presents an authoritative expression of the Church’s self-understanding of Revelation and its relation to Tradition, Magisterium, and Scripture. G.K. Chesterton’s masterpiece The Everlasting Man offers a broad historical-theological overview of man’s place in nature and Christ’s place in history.
Below is the first video lecture in the theology series.
C.S. Lewis, Miracles (Harper San Francisco; 2001; ISBN: 0-06-065301-9)
“Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation” (Dei Verbum), Vatican Council II
G.K. Chesterton, Everlasting Man in G.K. Chesterton, Collected Works (Ignatius Press, San Francisco; 1986; ISBN 0-89870-117-1)