The Seven Ecumenical Councils. Theology, History and Synodality

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Summerson, Andrew J.
Course Code SMH6614HS
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in SMH3614HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 3101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

In this course, students will explore the historical debates and the doctrinal formulations of the seven ecumenical councils (325-787 AD). This course will address the development of fundamental themes in trinity, Christology, ecclesiology, sacramental theology, and the theology of iconography. Students will be introduced to the historical context of these debates and attend to the relationship between the early church and its relationship to secular authority. The course will further examine the theological method of early and late antique Christian thinkers that gave rise to these doctrines as well explore the enduring contribution of these conciliar debates for ecumenical dialogue and contemporary theology.

Schedule TBA
Start Time TBA
End Time TBA
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper
Currently Offered Winter 2023