The Three-personed God: Eastern Christian Perspectives

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Course Code SMT2215HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course provides a survey of Eastern Christian teaching on the Triune God that focuses both on patristic and contemporary authors read in English. The course situates doctrine within the broader array of Holy Tradition (Scripture, Fathers,Councils, Creeds, Liturgy, Iconography, Hagiography, etc.), paying attention to the historical contexts in which various teachings arose and were defined. Comparisons will be made between Eastern and Western Christian approaches to certain questions, with some attention to ecumenical repercussions. Apophatic and antinomic approaches to theology will be emphasized as well as the connection between doctrine and spirituality.

Schedule Sat
Start Time 12:00
End Time 16:00
Hours Per Week 4
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

The course includes a significant amount of reading. It is delivered by video conference accessed through Blackboard.

Schedule Notes

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Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper
Currently Offered Fall 2017