FTR-THMA106
Seminar History of Church and Theology
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-THMA106
Credits (ECTS)10
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Theologie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr. J.E.A. Ackermans
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Lecturer
dr. J.E.A. Ackermans
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Contactperson for the course
dr. J.E.A. Ackermans
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Academic year2018
Period
PER3-PER4  (04/02/2019 to 09/06/2019)
Starting block
PER3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After this course you will be able to: 
  • critically formulate your own insights, present and defend them;
  • read source texts from a historian’s perspective;
  • develop relevant and realistic research goals and questions;
  • perform adequate bibliographical research;
  • formulate a status questions regarding a topic in the field of Church History;
  • plan the writing of a research paper.
This course focuses on the History of the Sources of Roman Catholic Canon Law. Through the centuries the Roman Catholic Church has delineated boundaries of proper action. There is a vast tradition concerned with defining, organizing, regulating. This body of norms is called Canon Law. In this course we will analyze fragments of a wide variety of normative sources from the Latin tradition of Christianity,

I will guide you through the historical development of documents like the Didachè, the Traditio Apostolica, influential legal texts from several Church Fathers, imperial legislation regarding Christians in the Roman empire, the pseudo-Isidorian decretals, Carolingian capitularia, Regino of Prüm, Burchard of Worms, Ivo of Chartres, the Dictatus Papae of Gregory VII, the Decretum Gratiani, the Liber Sextus and the Regulae Juris, the Liber Extra, late medieval petitions to the Apostolic Penitentiary, decrees of several oecumenical councils, early modern papal legislation, documents regarding the preparation of the CIC 1917 and the CIC 1983.
 
For this course it is necessary that you will independently undertake literature study. You will study excerpts from handbooks which will provide you with a basic overview of the material that will be studied during the course. You will study textual sources or a topic for individual study, and present the results of your research in class and in a paper.
Additional comments
• The close reading asks for special critical skills in reading and analysing texts on academic level.
• For this course it is necessary that you will independently undertake literature study. You will study excerpts from handbooks which will provide you with a basic overview of the material that will be studied during the course.

Test information
Presentations and a final paper.

Prerequisites
Bachelor Theology. Passive mastery of German language. Passsive mastery of Latin is very recommendable.

Contact information
Contact by email.

Required materials
Articles
Articles will be availabe in hardcopy, in the University library or online.

Instructional modes
Tutorial
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Paper
Test weight1
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock TENT4, Block TENT5