Introduction to the Eastern Churches

College Regis College
Course Code RGJ1610HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

The course aims at a general introduction to the four families of Eastern Churches: Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and the Assyrian Church of the East. After reviewing the history of the Eastern Churches and the critical moments that shaped their development (including schisms, attempts at re-union and the impact of Islam), the course will give particular attention to the history and culture of the Assyrian Church of the East, the Coptic and Armenian Orthodox Churches, the Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, Greece and Russia, the Maronite, Melkite and Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Churches. Subsequently, the course will briefly survey the East's distinctive approaches to liturgy, art, architecture, music, spiritual life, monasticism, social service, hagiography,mission and theology. The course ends with an assessment of the current state of these Churches in North America and their approaches to inter-Christian and interreligious relations.

Schedule Mon
Start Time 17:00
End Time 19:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

Field Trips are a part of this course.

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Previously Offered Summer 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2022