T9271
Cappadocian Legacy

The unit Cappadocian Legacy explores the fourth-century representatives of the Cappadocian patristic tradition within their historical milieu, their connections with other strands of tradition, and their lasting significance for the history of theology and the Christian experience.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Theology

Sub Discipline

Systematic Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

At least one unit in patristic studies at an undergraduate level, or
T8581 Church Fathers: An Introduction

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Appraise the historical, ecclesial and cultural contexts within which the representatives of the Cappadocian tradition flourished
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the theological, exegetical and spiritual legacy of the Cappadocians
  • Reflect critically on the ways in which the Cappadocians assimilated and transformed the earlier Christian tradition
  • Analyse the selected writings of the Cappadocians from the viewpoint of their theological, exegetical and spiritual significance
  • Contextualise and critique the recent scholarship on the Cappadocian tradition.
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