Modern History of the Orthodox Churches (1204 to Present)

Date Cancelled
College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Opperwall, Daniel G.
Course Code TRH2414HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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 TRH2412H
Schedule Thu
Start Time 19:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 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
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2020
Currently Offered Winter 2023