General Introduction. Christology and Scripture: diverse yet complementary Christological emphases in the NT. The development of Christology in the Fathers, the Creeds and the Councils: ontological Christology. Medieval Christology and the Reformation: developments in the soteriological aspects of Christology. Christological reflection from the Enlightenment to Vatican II, and beyond: contemporary issues, including the consciousness of Jesus and Christology in the context of diverse cultures, religions and situations. Mariology: its development in the history of the Church, In relation to Christology and to the rest of Christian doctrine. Mariology in Vatican II, in subsequent magisterial texts and in today’s ecumenical context.
Textbooks: KERESZTY R. A., Jesus Christ: Fundamentals of Christology (revised and updated edition), New York, 2002; HAFFNER P., The Mystery of Mary, Chicago, 2004. Christology: BROWN R. E., An Introduction to New Testament Christology, Mahwah, New York, 1994. FITZMYER J. A., Scripture and Christology: A Statement of the Biblical Commission with a Commentary, London, 1986. JOHNSON, LUKE TIMOTHY, The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels, San Francisco, 1996. MACQUARRIE, J., Jesus Christ in Modern Thought, London, 1990. O'COLLINS G., Christology: A Biblical, Historical and Systematic Study of Jesus, New York, 2004. KASPER W., Jesus the Christ, London and New York, 1976. WEINANDY T.G., Jesus the Christ, Huntington, Indiana, 2003. Mariology: ARCIC (The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission), Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ: An Agreed Statement, London, 2005. BALTHASAR H. URS VON – RATZINGER J., Mary, the Church at the Source, San Francisco, 2005. BROWN R. E. - DONFRIED K. P. - FITZMYER J. A. - REUMANN J. (eds.), Mary in the New Testament, London, 1978. PELIKAN J., Mary through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture, New Haven and London, 1996.