Postgraduate Course: Byzantine Theology 451-1672 (ECHS11016)
||School of Divinity
||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||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.
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|New College||Lecture||1-11|| 09:00 - 10:50|
||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.
|One 1,000-word online commentary; one 2,000-3,000 word essay on a topic to be agreed with the course instructor.
||Byzantine, Byzantium, Theology, Eastern Christianity, Orthodox, Constantinople
||Dr Sara Parvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8907
||Ms Felicity Smail
Tel: 0131 650 7227
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