History and Sources of Egyptian Monasticism
College: Trinity College
Course Code: 
TRH2951HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
4101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Mississauga
Description: 

Since the 3rd century Egyptian monks developed a fervent ascetic movement that spread across Egypt. Hermits, anchorites and monks, all passionate about dedicating their lives to God, created living spaces responding to their spiritual and material daily needs, from the recluse cave to the most sophisticated monastic complex. The History of Egyptian Monasticism will present a historical overview on the origins of monasticism based on written sources. The comparison of these sources with the outcomes of archaeological excavations will reveal the relation between spiritual and material aspects of monastic life. Samples of published literary sources produced for different monastic orders such as sermons, canons and biographies will be studied.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2016
Start Time: 
13:00
End Time: 
15:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Tue
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
40
Schedule Notes: 
Location: Canadian Coptic Centre, 6341 Missisauga Road, Mississauga
Additional Notes: 
Additional Evlauation: class presentation
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Other