Using the theological anthropology of Karl Rahner and other contemporary theological perspectives as a lens and guide, this course will explore contemporary theological perspectives on how Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection shape and inform the Christian understanding of the human person. Some questions to be considered may include the following: What does it mean to be human? Does being created in the image of God mean we are born with a purpose and destiny? Is human life inherently sacred? Are we oriented toward communion with God and others? How has sin impacted human freedom and our relationship to creation? What can the Christian beliefs of grace, salvation, and hope say to us during times of suffering, war, and ecological crisis?