T8171
Church Fathers: An Introduction

The unit Church Fathers: An Introduction engages the main themes and characteristics of the patristic tradition, which it examines within their historical context up to the early fifth century and from a comparative perspective. It assists students to appreciate the significance of various trends in traditional theology and spirituality for the general Christian experience.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Theology

Sub Discipline

Systematic Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate the historical and ecclesial contexts of various trends in patristic tradition
  2. Investigate the main themes pertaining to the patristic tradition
  3. Understand recent developments of knowledge in relation to the primary and secondary sources addressing patristic themes
  4. Investigate, analyse and synthesise themes pertaining to the patristic tradition within their immediate and distant literary and historical contexts
  5. Apply with initiative the patristic tradition to contemporary scholarship and the Christian experience.
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