Medieval Eastern Thought, Doctrine and Theology: From Maximus to Palamas
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Opperwall, Daniel G.
Date Cancelled: 
Jul 9, 2020
Course Code: 
TRH2401HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
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 2020
Fall 2017
Start Time: 
19:00
End Time: 
21:00
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures