Classical Texts in Eastern Christian Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
Instructor 1: TBA
Date Cancelled: 
Apr 5, 2020
Course Code: 
SMT5421HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This course explores key Eastern Christian texts in the area of liturgical and sacramental theology - from the fourth to twentieth century. We begin with the Eastern mystagogical catecheses (Cyril of Jerusalem, Chrysostom and Theodore of Mopsuestia) proceed through Byzantine patristic texts (Ps.-Dionysius, Maximus, Germanus, the Damascene, Symeon the New Theologican and Nicholas Cabasilas), then review Ukrainian scholastic texts (Mohyla and Dmitry Tuptalo) and conclude with a sampling of modem Russian and Greek Orthodox writings, including Bulgakov and Zizioulas. Two contemporary "bookends" for these classical formulations will be the seminal works of David W. Fagerberg and Jean Corbon. The latter two authors will help in the evaluation of how these texts speak to the search for meaning- both personal and communal - among contemporary seekers and believers.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2020
Winter 2020
Start Time: 
14:00
End Time: 
16:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Mon
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Additional Notes: 
This is an inter-disciplinary course that is cross-listed to the Historical, Pastoral Theological and Theological Departments.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper