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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Divinity : History of Christianity

Undergraduate Course: The Making of Christian Orthodoxy 325-451 3/4 (ECHS10012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAn examination of the historical and doctrinal forces behind the first four ecumenical councils, Nicaga (325), Constantinople 1 (381), Ephesus (431) and Chalcedon (451) and their definitions of the nature of God and of Christ.
Course description Academic Outline:

The first four Christian ecumenical councils ┐ Nicaea (325), Constantinople I (381), Ephesus (431) and Chalcedon (451) ┐ have been key to the theological self-understanding of many of the world┐s churches, East and West. Students attending this course will examine and comment on the central documents of each of the councils, such as the Nicene Creed and the Chalcedonian Definition, and others parallel to them, considering the complex historical and doctrinal forces which shaped these councils and their definitions of the nature of God and of Christ. The course will consider what was at stake both for those who took part in the councils and for those who accepted or rejected their authority.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. comment intelligently on the documents of the first four ecumenical councils in relation to their historical and theological backgrounds
  2. critically assess the notion of orthodoxy as it emerged through these councils
  3. show increased skills in oral and literary presentation and critical assessment
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsTMakCO
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sara Parvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8907
Email: S.Parvis@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: Kate.Munro@ed.ac.uk
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