Modern History of the Orthodox Churches (1204 to Present)
College: Trinity College
Instructor(s): Opperwall, Daniel G.
Course Code: 
TRH2414HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This course will examine the history of the Orthodox Christian churches (including "Eastern," Assyrian and Oriental Orthodox) from 1204 to the present. Key topics will include Orthodox relations with Roman Catholic and Protestant communities, with Islam, and with Communism, as well as hesychasm, liturgical reform, missions, Orthodox ethnicism, the Orthodox "diaspora," and the growth of Orthodoxy as a Western phenomenon. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on engaging with primary sources. In addition, we will pay special attention to the nature of Church History as a discipline, what it means to study Christianity during an often difficult time, and the pastoral mission of Church historians.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
TRH2412H
Winter 2023
Winter 2020
Start Time: 
19:00
End Time: 
21:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Additional Notes: 
This course was previously taught under the title "History of Eastern Churches 1204 to 21st C) Additional Evaluation: Final Exam
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Quizzes
Short Paper
Other