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: CH8509A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

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.

Distinguish the various theologies that became prominent in Egypt during late antiquity and their impact upon monastic circles;

4.

Critically evaluate the significance of Egyptian monasticism upon the spread of the monastic movement throughout the Late Roman Empire.

Pedagogy

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.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Forum

Written Assessment Task – Reflections and Discussion 1500 word equiv

25.0
Essay

Written Assessment Task – Essay 1500 words

25.0
Essay

Written Assessment Task – Essay 3000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-24 11:28:50 +1100