Kurs

Eastern Christian Theology – Coptic Orthodox

Eastern Christian Theology has developed within different communities. In the Coptic Orthodox community it developed within the Islam Empire, but as the spiritual cradle of Eastern Christianity with Alexandria as the theological and philosophical center of the East. With its roots embedded in the Jewish religious belief the coptic culture also adopted bits and pieces of the Pharaonic culture, but with the belief that God had planted Christianity as a precursor of Christ in this pre-Christian culture from which Jopseph, the Old Testament patriarch harvested and gave symbolically to Moses. This course will once more harvest the waste and rich resources of this ancient culture.

Efter kursen förväntas studenten:

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

Meinardus, Otto F. A., 2002. Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity. Cairo/New York: The American University in Cairo Press (264 p)

Davis, Stephen J., 2008. Coptic Christology in Practice. Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt, Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press (318 p)

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

Selected primary texts in translations (200 p) or in Greek/Syriac (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

Gabriel Bar-Sawme

Doktorand, timlärare

gabriel.barsawme@sanktignatios.org

Hayleyesus Molaw

Samuel Rubenson

Professor

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 samt ytterligare 30 hp där kurserna Text, kontext och livstolkning 15 hp och History of Eastern Christianity (forsättningsnivå) 7,5 hp ingår.
För studenter som inte går östkyrkligt program vid THS gäller:
Kurser i teologi 60 hp: Baskurser 30 hp samt kurserna Text, kontext och tolkning 15 hp och Teologi, religion och kyrka i Sverige 15 hp, eller motsvarande.

Vid Teologiska högskolan Stockholm tillämpas obligatorisk närvaro.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 21 december 2016

Senast reviderad den 22 februari 2017