Content

Through a study of the primary texts relating to the early monastic movement in the Late Roman Empire, this unit will give students an overview of the spiritual teachings of some of the monastic fathers, such as Pachomius, Basil of Caesarea and John Cassian concerning spiritual perfection and ascetic paideia.

Unit Code: CH2519A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify the primary sources relating to the early monastic movement in the Late Roman Empire,

2.

Explain these sources within their historical context

3.

Demonstrate the characteristics of their particular type or genre

4.

Articulate from the primary sources the various theologies that became prominent in late antiquity and how they impacted and/or challenged monastic circles

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: Only one of CH1510A, CH1519A, CH2510A & CH2519A may be taken

Pedagogy

lectures, discussion of select texts, and class discussion.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Essay 2000 words

40.0
Essay

Essay 2500 words

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-20 15:02:36 +1100