Eros and Spirituality

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Voss, Michelle
Course Code EMT2001HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

In the twentieth century, theologians such as Anders Nygren and C.S. Lewis separated eros from agape, diminishing the role of a powerful form of divine and human love in the Christian life. As in earlier periods, the contemporary retrieval of eros in Christian theology has created spaces for diverse bodies and their desires. The first part of the course surveys the historical inheritance with particular emphasis on Neo-Platonist spirituality and women contemplatives of the medieval period. The second part of the course considers contemporary implications of eras for spiritual care, systematic theology, decolonial and ecological spirituality, and spiritual practice. The course aims for critical af)preciation of this lineage of spiritual thought and practice, which can inform professional paths in ministry, spiritual care, and further academic study.

Schedule Thu
Start Time 10:00
End Time 12:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

This is SPE or SPE Equivalent through Knox College

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Summative Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2023
Currently Offered Winter 2024