Kurs

Eastern Christian Theology – Byzantine Orthodox

Eastern Christian Theology has developed within different communities. In the Byzantine Orthodox community it developed within the Byzantine Empire, but also outside the Empire, primarily within the Arabic cultural world. With its roots embedded in the Jewish religious beliefs the Byzantine culture flourished in Byzantium until the fall of Constantinople, when the Ottoman Empire overshadowed Christianity in its geographical cradle. In Russia the Church continued to blossom to until the beginning of the twentieth century, when the Bolsheviks made orthodox Christianity its major enemy and later an essential but crippled partner. The course introduces the two major centers of Byzantine Christianity, with their characteristic theology and history.

Efter kursen förväntas studenten:

  • be able to identify and interpret historical events and the consequences they have for the history of the Byzantine Orthodox Church
  • display considerable understanding of the general themes of theology among the Byzantine Orthodox Church fathers and mothers, as well as a deeper insight into the christological controversies
  • demonstrate competence in making use of patristic resources and historical-critical methods
  • reflect critically on various patristic texts, regarding authorship, manuscript, history and reception as well as content

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

Pospielovsky, Dimitry. 1998. The Orthodox Church in the History of Russia, Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (413 p). Selected Readings.

Runciman, Steven. 1985. The Great Church in Captivity: A Study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the Eve of the Turkish Conquest to the Great War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (454 p). Selected Readings.

Samuel, Vilakuvelil C. 2003. The Council of Chalcedon Re-Examined. London, UK: British Orthodox Press (374 p).

Selected primary texts in translations (200 p) or in Greek/Slavonic (100 p).

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

Öppna schemat

Michael Hjälm

Teol. dr, högskolelektor Campus Södertälje, Biträdande rektor avdelningen för Östkyrkliga studier Teol.dr, högskolelektor

michael.hjalm@ehs.se

Betyg

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

Examinationsformer

  • Salstentamen
  • Seminarier

Godkända kurser för en kandidatexamen i teologi/religionsvetenskap, 180 hp, där minst 150 hp utgörs av teologi/religionsvetenskap eller motsvarande. Dessutom kunskaper i engelska motsvarande kraven för grundläggande behörighet.

Attendance at lectures and seminars is mandatory at Stockholm School of Theology.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 22 mars 2017.