Postgraduate Course: Creeds, Councils and Controversies: Patristic and Medieval (ECHS11003)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is concerned with some of the major phases of theological debate and clarification in both Western and Eastern Christianity down to the late medieval centuries, and with their credal and other definitional outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course will be examined by a 3,000 word essay based on one of the key texts studied in the seminar.
|No Exam Information
| On successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
Understand the historical origins and theological and ecclesiastical significance of texts such as the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, the Chalcedonian Definition, and selected canons of medieval church councils;
Analyse and assess the major factors - philosophical and cultural, hermeneutical and theological, political and personal, linguistic and devotional - making for theological disputes such as the Arian and Iconoclastic controversies, and medieval debate about the nature of the Eucharist, Authority in the Church, and Justification.
to appreciate critically the role of selected important individuals in the course and resolution of such controversies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Susan Hardman Moore
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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