Content

Students will become acquainted with the basics of Christian theology and form a foundational understanding for theological reflection in the Orthodox Church with particular reference to the Coptic tradition. Key doctrinal themes will be explored, along with their exposition in contemporary liturgical practice.

Unit code: CT1610A (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Systematic Theology

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Describe the nature and purpose of theology

2.

Identify doctrinal themes in Coptic liturgical practice today

3.

Demonstrate an understanding of selected theological doctrines

4.

Discuss key theological doctrines in the context of ancient texts

Pedagogy

reading and additional reading resources

Indicative Bibliography

  • Calivas, Alkiviadis C. Theology: The Conscience of the Church. Brookline, Mass: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2002.
  • Davis, Stephen J. Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Florovsky, Georges. Collected Works of Georges Florovsky. Belmont, Mass: Nordland Pub. Co, 1972.
  • Gregorios, Bishop. Dogmatic Theology - ‘Lm Alahut Alaqydy. 2 vols. Cairo: Society of Bishop Gregorios 2005.
  • Lossky, Vladimir. Orthodox Theology: An Introduction Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1978.
  • McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction 5th ed. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2010.
  • Oden, Thomas C. Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology. New York: HarperOne, 2009.
  • Samuel, V. C. The Council of Chalcedon Re-Examined: A Historical and Theological Survey. Madras: Christian Literature Society for the Senate of Serampore College, 1977.
  • Tawadros, Maurice. Dogmatic Theology- ‘Lm Alahut Alaqydy. 2 vols. Cairo: Bishopric of Youth, 1991. (Arabic text)

*** Note: Segments of Arabic texts will be translated by the lecturer

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Essay

Essay – Theological Reflection 2000 words

0 50.0
Essay

Essay – A Selected Doctrinal Theme 2000 words

0 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-04-03 11:51:15 +1100