FTR-RSPMO103
Orthodox Theology I
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusFTR-RSPMO103
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen; Opleiding Religiestudies;
Docenten
Examinator
prof. dr. J. Behr
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. J. Behr
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. J. Behr
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
PER3OV  (29-01-2024 t/m 30-03-2024)
Aanvangsblok
PER3OV
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
Upon completion of this course, you will:
  • be familiar with select Fathers of the Orthodox tradition
  • be able to read Patristic texts with understanding, paying attention to genre, historical context and theological contribution
  • be conversant with the theological issues being discussed during the period of the early Church
  • be able to relate the Patristic material studied to contemporary issues
Inhoud
This course will look at the key themes of Orthodox theology as developed in the early Church, the age of the Councils, as articulated by particular Fathers, in particular St Athanasius, St Gregory the Theologian, Dionysius the Areopagite, and St John of Damascus. The questions that will be addressed concern such fundamental issues as: what is the nature and method of theology and what is the canon or criterion, if any, that regulates it? What are the central teachings of Christianity regarding the person of Christ and his relation to God and the Spirit, and the relationship between creation and salvation.
 
Niveau

Voorkennis
Basic knowledge of the Bible
 
Toetsinformatie
The final grade will be based on:
1) Seven partial tests which consists of written assignments submitted in Brightspace (50% of total grade) and
2) A final paper (50% of final grade)
 
Bijzonderheden
Blended learning: videos, reading materials, asynchronous contact, virtual classroom and an obligatory (non-graded) presentation of the final paper.
 
Verplicht materiaal
Teksten
Irenaeus of Lyons, Selections (PDFs online)
Teksten
Origen, two chapters on Christ from On First Principles (PDFs online)
Literatuur
Titel:On the Incarnation
Auteur:Athanasius
Uitgever:Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2012
Literatuur
Titel:Theological Orations, in St Gregory of Nazianzus: On God and Christ, The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius
Auteur:Gregory of Nazianzus
Uitgever:Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2002
Teksten
PDFs online - two different translations!
Literatuur
Titel:On the Holy Images, trans. A. Louth, Popular Patristics Series
Auteur:John of Damascus
Uitgever:Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2003
Literatuur
Titel:The Nicene Faith
Auteur:John Behr
Uitgever:Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2004

Werkvormen
Hoor- en werkcollege

Toetsen
Paper
Weging1
ToetsvormPaper
GelegenhedenBlok PER3OV, Blok PER4OV