Christ the Saviour: Eastern Christian Perspectives

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Summerson, Andrew J.
Course Code SMT2210HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

A survey of both patristic and contemporary approaches to Christological questions (how the divinity and humanity of Christ come together in one person). Soteriological questions will also be addressed (what is salvation, how Jesus saves, from what and for what He saves}. This will also necessitate some examination of Theological Anthropology (from creation according to the Divine Image to the fulfillment of likeness to God in Theosis/Divinization) and the human condition that requires an Incarnate Saviour. Comparisons will be made among ancient Christological approaches (Alexandria, Antioch, Rome), as well as between Eastern and Western Christian understandings of the means and the content of salvation. Emphasis will be placed on apophatic and antinomic tools for articulating an understanding of Christ the Saviour that operates coherently within the complex of the elements of Holy Tradition (Scripture, Fathers, Councils, Creeds, Liturgy, Iconography, Hagiography, etc.)

Schedule Mon
Start Time 19:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2020
Currently Offered Winter 2023