Medieval Eastern Thought, Doctrine and Theology: From Maximus to Palamas
College: Trinity College
Course Code: 
TRH2401HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
6101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online - Asynchronous
Description: 

The Medieval period witnessed some of the most intense and fruitful theological and doctrinal discussions in Eastern Orthodox Church history, from the Monothelite controversy to Iconoclasm to the birth of Hesychastic theology and practice. This course will explore the writings of the most influential minds of the Eastern Church during the period, namely Maximus the Confessor, John the Damascene, Photius of Constantinople, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Heavy emphasis will be placed on primary sources (read in translation). Key topics will include developments in Christology, Trinitarian theology, the theology of icons, theological anthropology, Hesychasm and the theology of deification as discussed by these authors.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2017
Winter 2015
Start Time: 
NA
End Time: 
NA
Schedule: 
N/A
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures