Christian Anthropology Prof David Dungji Joel|Revealed Word University

2 Weeks

Christian Anthropology as the study of Man and his relationship with God


A Must course of Study for Theologians!

3 Questions of methods in Christian anthropology and Eschatology (Biblical teaching, historical theology through patristic period, medieval period, reformation period, modern period and postmodern period. Church documents and insights of theologians)

Chapter I: The theology of creation1.


1.     The story of creation in scriptural narrative



2.     The development of the theology of creation within Christiantradition



3.     The theology of creation and the challenges of Darwinismcontroversies and theories of science



4.     The theology of creation in an ecological age


5.     God in creation (Providence and miracles)



 What God will do (New creation and eschatology)

 Chapter II: Humanity 1.


2. Humanity created in the image of God



3.  Humanity and stewardship



T4. he fall of the whole humanity 


Personal sin

in the light of God’s mercy 

and original sin asabsence of grace caused by our membership to human family 



Structural/social/ sin

/and “sin of the world”



How does Jesus save us from our sins



Chapter III: Grace1.


Grace as a special gift of God


condescending love for hispeople



God’s grace as a healing and forgiving love that restore

shumanity into friendship with his maker



God’s grace and Christ’s

mysteries (Revelation andRedemption)



The history of the theology of grace



The Christian experience of grace and human freedom



Grace and world history 

Chapter IV: Eschatology 1.


Christian hope (1Corinthians .15:14; 1 Peter 1:3).



The new creation : in the future all of us will rise for eternallife



The discovery of the eschatological dimension of the New Testament kerygma



Hope for the transformation of persons, societies and the world as whole



Transformation that is both “realized” in the present and

yetto come at the end of history 



Eschatology beyond spiritual, moral, interpersonal, societalor historical categories



Chapter V: The Eschatology of New Creation1.


The Christian concept of death and resurrection



The reality of Christian hope (1 Corinthians.2:9;Ephesians.3:19).



Paul’s concept of spiritual body 



The immediate future of a dying believer



The metaphors of Heaven, Purgatory, Hell in Christianeschatology 



The eschatology of new creation

Chapter VI: The Wonder at the Mystery of theIncarnation of God



The human being the creature for whose sake God becamehuman2.


The human being the creature who attains in Christ’s death

and resurrection incorruptibility 3.


The human being the creature made after the image andlikeness of God4.


The human being the creature who receives as a child of God dominion over the created world5.


The human being the creature who can repent and can gainforgiveness6.


The human being the creature who can be raised to the fullrealization of what it means to be human




Human beings are significant persons wanted and loved by the creator of the world

Human beings are transformed by God’s grace

The story of creation, incarnation and incorporation in

Christ’s fellowship is meant to highlight human vocation to

share wholeheartedly the Trinitarian love


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