Eastern Christian Theology – Tewahedo Orthodox

Eastern Christian Theology has developed within different communities. In the Tewahedo Orthodox community it developed in close proximity with Judaism and Ge’ez was one of the first seven languages the Bible was translated in, but as an institution it developed from the dependency of the Coptic Church until the twentieth century when it gained its autocephaly. This course will introduce one of the ancient traditions and yet unknown for many.

Efter kursen förväntas studenten:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the timeline of the history of the Tewahedo Orthodox Churches
  • demonstrate understanding of the general themes of theology among the Tewahedo Orthodox Church fathers and mothers, as well as a deeper insight into the Christological controversies
  • be able to make use of patristic resources and historical critical methods
  • be able to read and interpret patristic texts, with the methods provided in the course

Reservation för revidering av litteraturen.

Isaac, Ephraim (2012) The Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church. Trenton, NJ: The Red Sea Press (250p).

Gebru, Mebratus Kiros (2010) Miaphysite Christology: An Ethiopian Orthodox Perspective, Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press (210p).

Hovorun, Cyril. 2008. Will, Action and Freedom: Christological Controversies in the Seventh Century. Leiden and Boston: Brill (203 pages)
Available as eBook via EbscoHost for students and staff.

Selected primary texts in translations (200p) or in Ge’ez (100p)

Schemat finns tillgängligt senast en månad innan kursen startar. Vi rekommenderar inte att du skriver ut schemat eftersom vissa ändringar kan ske.

Öppna schemat


A = Framstående, B = Mycket bra, C = Bra, D = Tillfredsställande, E = Tillräcklig, Fx = Otillräcklig, komplettering möjlig, F = Otillräcklig


  • Salstentamen
  • Seminarier

60 credits in Theology, including 30 credits from Introductory courses, and the courses Text, Context and Interpretation of life 15 credits, and History of Eastern Christianity (Intermediate level) 7,5 credits or equivalent.

Alternatively: 60 credits in Theology: Theology, introductory courses, 30 credits, the courses Text, kontext och livstolkning/Text, Context and Interpretation of life 15 credits and Teologi, religion och kyrka i Sverige/Theology, Religion and Churches in Sweden 15 hp, or eqvivalent.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 21 december 2016.

Senast reviderad den 22 februari 2017.