The Three-personed God: Eastern Christian Perspectives

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Summerson, Andrew J.
Course Code SMT2215HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 9101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

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 Wed
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 25
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper
Currently Offered Winter 2022