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Postgraduate Course: Byzantine Theology 451-1672 (ECHS11016)

Course Outline
School School of Divinity College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Not available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Ecclesiastical History Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description This course will look at major developments in Byzantine theology from the Council of Chalcedon to the aftermath of the Fall of Constantinople. The course will focus on a representative series of major texts, including conciliar documents, saints& lives, and writings of major theologians such as Maximus the Confessor and Gregory Palamas. Consideration will be given to the reciprocal influence between social and political questions on the one hand, and theological articulations on the other.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Byzantine Church and Society 451-1672 3/4 (ECHS10015)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
New CollegeLecture1-11 09:00 - 10:50
First Class Week 1, Thursday, 09:00 - 10:50, Zone: New College. Room 1.07
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
Comment intelligently on theological and related political issues in the Byzantine Church from the later Patristic to the eve of the modern eras;
Analyse and criticise key primary source materials;
Engage in close reading of texts.
Assessment Information
One 1,000-word online commentary; one 2,000-3,000 word essay on a topic to be agreed with the course instructor.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Byzantine, Byzantium, Theology, Eastern Christianity, Orthodox, Constantinople
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Sara Parvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8907
Email: S.Parvis@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Ms Felicity Smail
Tel: 0131 650 7227
Email: F.Smail@ed.ac.uk
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