Eastern Christian Encounters with Islam
Instructor 1: TBA
Basic degree students enrol in SMH3630HF
Date Cancelled: 
Apr 22, 2018
Course Code: 
SMH6630HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This course explores the theological, spiritual and pastoral dimensions of the historical encounter between Eastern Christianity and Islam. The focus is on Syriac and Arabic texts (in translation) composed by Christian and Muslim writers living in the region constituted by today's Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Turkey, from the 7-17th centuries. Regarding the interaction of the two faiths and their respective adherents, the primary sources exhibit a range of attitudes and approaches, articulated across a variety of genres. We will seek not only to understand the import of our texts for their original authors and audiences, but also to derive insights for addressing the challenges of religious pluralism in our day.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2018
Start Time: 
14:00
End Time: 
16:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Mon
Crosslisted to (1): 
Theological
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Other