Eastern Christianity: History, Culture, Society
|Betrokken opleiding:||Instituut voor Oosters Christendom / FFTR|
|Minorcoördinator:||Prof. dr. Heleen Murre - van den Berg|
|Toegankelijk voor:||Students FFTR and FdL and FSW|
|Ingangseisen:||First year completed|
Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christianity is known mostly superficially as the religion of Christians in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East, but it comes in many different forms that are often not well understood in the west. Eastern Orthodoxy is:
Eastern Orthodoxy has common roots in a tradition that developed independently outside Roman influence, while at the same time mutual influences between eastern and western churches characterize most of its history.
The three courses that make up this minor program aim to acquaint you with the rich history and contemporary situation of this part of Christianity. We will focus on how in the contemporary world, Eastern Christianity, as a majority or a minority religion (vis-à-vis other types of Christianity or vis-à-vis Islam or Judaism), takes it places in both eastern and western societies.
|Periode||Cursus||Cursuscode||Studielast (aantal EC)|
|1 and 2||A History of Eastern Christianity||FTR-OTR760||5|
|3 and 4||Majorities and Minorities: Church and State in Eastern Christianity||FTR-OTR761||5|
|3 and 4||Coptic Christianity: an introduction||FTR-OTR736||5|