In the course Theological Anthropology, Dr. Marc Cortez looks at the question, What does it mean to be human? Dr. Cortez begins by surveying how to go about studying the human person from a theological perspective. He reviews the history of Christian reflection on what it means to be human and then presses into a range of difficult concomitant issues. The course covers classic theological issues as well as relevant contemporary topics, as Dr. Cortez discusses being made in the image of God; the reality of sin; free will; the distinction between mind, body, and soul; gender; the role of women in ministry; sexuality; race; and culture.
Marc Cortez received his PhD in theology from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and holds a ThM and MA from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is professor of theology at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He previously taught at Western Seminary for seven years, where he served as academic dean and director of the ThM program. Prior to that, he served for nearly ten years as a youth pastor for middle and high school students, and he continues to be involved in various areas of ministry. Dr. Cortez is a leading expert in theological anthropology, and his published works on this topic include ReSourcing Theological Anthropology, Christological Anthropology in Historical Perspective, and Theological Anthropology: A Guide for the Perplexed.
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