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 lectures and class discussions
Group (oral) presentation [15 mins] + 1000 word summary (equivalent to 1500 words total).
Individual (oral) presentation [15 mins] + 1000 word summary (equivalent to 1500 words total).
Essay 1000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-12-17 14:22:18 +1100