Content

This unit will give students a broad overview of the pioneers and centres of the early monastic movement in Egypt and their impact on the spread of the movement throughout the Late Roman Empire. It will consider the various theological viewpoints that became prominent in Late Antique Egypt and its impact in Egyptian monastic circles.

Unit Code: CH2500A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify the protagonists and the centres of the Egyptian monastic movement in Late Antiquity

2.

Articulate the variations in Egyptian monastic practice and the impact this had on a monk’s daily life

3.

Describe the various theologies that became prominent in Egypt during late antiquity and how this impacted and challenged monastic circles

4.

Demonstrate the impact Egyptian monasticism had on the spread of the movement throughout the Late Roman Empire.

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: Only one of CH1500A, CH1509A, CH2500A & CH2509A may be taken

Pedagogy

Weekly lectures and class discussions

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Individual (oral) presentation [15 mins] + 750 word summary (equivalent to 1250 words total).

35.0

Essay 2000 words

30.0

Group (oral) presentation [15 mins] + 750 word summary (equivalent to 1250 words total).

35.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-26 13:30:53 +1100