The study of Theological Anthropology aims at finding out the meaning of human existence. The course analyses the theme, man as created
in God’s image, in its biblical and patristic perspectives. Theological anthropology should have as its basis the Trinitarian doctrine and the Christological dogma. The course deals with themes such as the original state in which man was created, the state of man after the fall, the consequences of the fall, the economy of Christ in the redemption of man and the eventual deification by the Holy Spirit. The Church is the venue where the two economies function together. Mary is the first human person who is already deified in this world itself. By the result of the two economies finally a human person will be able to enter into communion with the Trinity.
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