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.
Identify the protagonists and the centres of the Egyptian monastic movement in Late Antiquity
Articulate the variations in Egyptian monastic practice and the impact this had on a monk’s daily life
Describe the various theologies that became prominent in Egypt during late antiquity and how this impacted and challenged monastic circles
Demonstrate the impact Egyptian monasticism had on the spread of the movement throughout the Late Roman Empire.
Prohibited combinations: Only one of CH1500A, CH1509A, CH2500A & CH2509A may be taken
Weekly sessions, comprising guided reading from the set texts, additional reading resources and some notes, together with an online tutorial. Students will be expected to contribute to the discussions in each session.
Essay 2000 words
Essay 2500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-20 14:36:28 +1100