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

Undergraduate Course: Early Christian Writers 3/4 (ECHS10014)

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
SummaryA study of some of the most influential early Christian writers from the second to the fifth centuries in their historical contexts.
Course description This course will cover the major works of some of Christianity┐s most influential writers of both East and West in the period between the New Testament and the end of the fourth century, one of the most formative periods of the Church in both history and theology. Great theologians of the Incarnation and the Resurrection such as Irenaeus and Athanasius will be studied, as well as Eusebius of Caesarea┐s revealing accounts of the martyrdoms of the Great Persecution, the fourth-century pilgrimages of Helena and Egeria to the Holy Land after the conversion of Constantine, and the quest for holiness of the hermits of the desert of both sexes in the face of the growing political struggles within the churches of the great cities. Politics, theology, and the clash of cultures provide the backdrop.
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 historical and theological significance of some of the most influential early Christian writings
  2. Analyse and criticise key primary source materials
  3. Engage in close reading of texts
  4. Display enhanced skills of oral and literary communication
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.div.ed.ac.uk/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsEarCW
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sara Parvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8907
Email: S.Parvis@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Suzi Higton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
Email: suzi.higton@ed.ac.uk
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