Oriental Orthodoxy Unveiled
College: Trinity College
Date Cancelled: 
Apr 19, 2021
Course Code: 
TRT1301HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
6201
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online - Asynchronous
Description: 

This course explores the faith and beliefs of the Coptic, Syriac, Indian, Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Armenian Churches collectively known as the Ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches or the pre-Chalcedonian Churches. Hidden behind ancient languages and in mostly Christian minorities, the Oriental family of Orthodox Christianity often goes unnoticed. This course aims to unveil the basic dogmas of Oriental Orthodoxy and the historical development of each communion.
Dogmas in Oriental Orthodoxy are drawn from its Tradition encompassing scripture, liturgical texts, patristic writings, and iconography. The course explores the Trinity, Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, sacramental theology, cosmology, ecumenism and Christian life through the
lens of Oriental Orthodox Tradition. Elements of convergence and divergence between the six Churches making up the Oriental Orthodox communion will be considered in terms of historical circumstances,
liturgical practices, and iconographic canons.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2021
Start Time: 
19:00
End Time: 
22:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Tue
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Schedule Notes: 
Synchronous sessions will be held in weeks 1, 6, and 9 and week 12
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Short Paper