Online Course in Spiritual Theology

OCST04 Jesus Christ the Risen One: The Key to Spiritual Theology



“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile. […] But Christ has in fact been raised from the dead.” I Corinthians 15:17,20.

Our aim is to explore the mystery of the risen Christ, alive and present in his Church, as the source of spiritual life and of human transformation.

We shall consider the following: the significance of Christ’s resurrection for our understanding of God, of humanity, and of the cosmos; the permanent vitality of the mysteries of Jesus’ earthly life; the eschatological thrust which Christ’s rising gives to spiritual theology; what faith in the risen One says to life in a pluralistic society.

Initial bibliography

  • Kelly, A.J., The Resurrection Effect, Maryknoll 2008.
  • Ratzinger, J., Introduction to Christianity, San Francisco 2004.
  • Durrwell, F.X., The Resurrection a Biblical Study, New York 1960.
  • von Balthasar, H.U., Prayer, San Francisco 1986.
  • Matthew, I., “Visualising Christology: Llama de amor viva and the Resurrection”, Teresianum 68 (2017/1) 87-125.