Semester 1 unit at St Athanasius College
The Early Church Fathers were powerful and influential theologians and their writings determined the intellectual and doctrinal foundations of Christianity. Their writings have established the framework for Christian tradition, way of life, and provided a door to a deeper understanding of faith. A number of these Fathers lived and wrote and flourished during the fourth century; one of the most dynamic eras in history when Christianity was establishing itself as the recognised religion of the Roman Empire.
In this unit, we will be introduced to the literary works of some of the most prominent early Alexandrian Fathers; namely, Didymus the Blind, Clement, Origen, Cyril, and Athanasius. By reading primary texts, we will understand the social, cultural, theological, and political contexts in which the Fathers were engaged, in order to appreciate how Alexandrian theology developed against the backdrop of controversies at the time.
|College||St Athanasius College|
|Lecturer||Mr Abraam Mikhail|
|Level||Level 2; Level 8|
|Study Mode||Online – Synchronous|
(with link to UMS)
St Athanasius College specialises in Coptic Orthodox theological studies online and on campus. For 20 years, SAC has offered courses in diverse fields of theology and delivers undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degrees by research. SAC continues to offer a diverse and growing range of subject units including specialist languages such as Hebrew and Syriac.