“What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” — Psalm 8:4
What does it mean to be human? And what does our humanity mean? In this class, we’ll ask some tough questions that are tearing up our nation and the Church.
Session 1: What is a human? We are creatures, but how do we differ from animals, angels, or artificial intelligences? Why were we created? What is our ultimate purpose?
Session 2: What are the boundaries of our humanity? In other words, at what point do we become inhuman? We will explore the beginning and end of life, as well as human responsibilities and human rights.
Session 3: We will explore the relationship of sexuality and the state. What is the nature of the individual, sexual freedom, the family, and our relationship to the collective state, and how much can the state regulate or ask of us?
This class is going to lean into controversial topics like:
- Bioethics and medical ethics
- Treatment of the human body
- Gender theory, transgenderism, and LGBTQ+ marriage
- Fornication and sexual freedom
- Human rights and social justice
- Government and individual freedom
We’ll be looking at the official teaching of the Catholic Church, drawn from the Catechism, councils, and papal documents. Then we will take on the tough questions, with class interaction.
Join Greg Smith as he leads this three-session January interim course. This class is available with an All-Access Pass or individual course tuition.