Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology
Instructor 1: Butcher, Brian A.
Course Code: 
SMT1104HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

An analysis of the fundamental categories of faith, revelation and tradition within the Eastern Christian context, as understood according to its distinctive theological methodology, as well as a survey of the living monuments and media of the Holy Spirit's life in the Church: Scripture, patristic texts, creeds, councils, liturgy, iconography, hagiography and the canonical tradition. We will explore the underlying modalities of faith and revelation especially in light of contemporary skepticism and hermeneutical concerns and gain familiarity with the characteristic methods of Orthodox theology (particularly apophaticism and antinomy). We will then analyze and critique the notion of "Tradition," by exploring its classic expressions, and consider how academic theology may be incorporated into pastoral practice.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2019
Fall 2017
Start Time: 
17:00
End Time: 
19:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Wed
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
40
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Workshop
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Short Paper
Other