Kurs

Eastern Christian Liturgies

Eastern Christianity comprises a variety of liturgical traditions, sometimes vastly different. The course takes a closer look on common traits from the Early Church and compares the different historical developments of the liturgies. Particular attention is given to the relationship between time and eternity as well as matter and spirit. The students will specialize on one of four liturgical traditions: Coptic Orthodox, Tewahedo Orthodox, Syriac Orthodox, or Byzantine Orthodox, and choose one of the alternatives in addition to the shared literature.

Efter kursen förväntas studenten:

  • demonstrate knowledge of how the liturgy has developed historically in East with a particular emphasis on one of the liturgical traditions
  • show an understanding of the general themes of spirituality and sacramental theology in one of the traditions
  • be able to compare various liturgical traditions in Eastern Christianity
  • be able to make use of hermeneutical methods in connection to liturgical studies

Naguib, Saphinaz-Amal (2008). “Survivals of Pharaonic Religious Practices in Contemporary Coptic Christianity”, in Jacco Dieleman & Willeke Wendrich (eds.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. Los Angeles: UCLA (4p).

Rubenson, Samuel (1996). “The Transition from Coptic to Arabic”, in Egypte/Monde Arabe. Les langues en Égypte, nr 27-28, 1996 (9p).

Taft, Robert (1993). The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West. The Origins of the Divine Office and Its Meaning for Today. Second Revised Edition. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press (374p).

Youssef, Joseph, “From the Blood of St. Mina to the Martyrs of Maspero: Commemoration, Identity, and Social Memory in the Coptic Orthodox Church”, in Journal of the Canadian Society for Coptic Studies, nr 5, 2013, pp. 61-73 (12p).

Selected texts in translation (200p) or in Coptic/Greek (100p).

Tewahedo Orthodox tradition
Dagmawi, Andualem (2009). “Theosis. Some ideas of Deification as reflected throughout the Ethiopic Divine Liturgy”, in Collecteana Christiana Orientalia, nr 6, 2009, pp. 45-66 (22p).

Fritsch, Emmanuel (1999). “The Liturgical Year and the Lectionary of the Ethiopian Church. Introduction to the Temporal”, in Warszawskie Studia Teologiczne, nr 12, 1999, pp. 71–116 (46p).

Gebru, Mebratu Kiros (2012). Liturgical Cosmology: The Theological and Sacramental Dimensions of Creation in the Ethiopian Liturgy. Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology of Emmanuel College and the Department of Theology of the Toronto School of Theology (100p).

Girma, Mohammed (2011). “Whose Meaning? The Wax and Gold Tradition as a Philosophical Foundation for an Ethiopian Hermeneutic”, in Sophia, nr 50, 2011, pp. 175–187 (13p).

Taft, Robert (1993). The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West. The Origins of the Divine Office and Its Meaning for Today. Second Revised Edition. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press (374p).

Syriac Orthodox tradition
Loosley, Emma (2012). The Architecture and Liturgy of the Bema in Fourth-to-Sixth Century Syrian Churches. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill (120p).
Available as eBook via EbscoHost for students and staff at THS.

Taft, Robert (1993). The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West. The Origins of the Divine Office and Its Meaning for Today. Second Revised Edition. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press (374p).

Varghese, Baby (2004). West Syrian Liturgical Theology. Hants Burlington: Ashgate Publishing (172p).

Byzantine Orthodox tradition
Ray, Walter D. (2012). Tasting Heaven on Earth. Worship in Sixth-Century Constantinople. Grand Rapids, Michigan & Cambridge, UK: Wm. B. Eerdmans Oublishing (151p).

Taft, Robert F. (1992). The Byzantine Rite. A Short History. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press (80p).

Getcha, Job (2012). The Typicon Decoded: An Explanation of Byzantine Liturgical Practice. Crestwood, NY: SVS Press (313p).

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

Öppna schemat

Gabriel Bar-Sawme

Doktorand, timlärare

gabriel.barsawme@sanktignatios.org

Betyg

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

Examinationsformer

  • Salstentamen
  • Seminarier

Grundläggande behörighet.
Kurser i teologi 60 hp: Baskurser 30 hp, minst 15 hp inom Östkyrkliga studier samt minst 15 hp från fortsättningsnivå.

Vid Teologiska högskolan Stockholm tillämpas obligatorisk närvaro.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 20 december 2017.