Universität Wien

010051 SE Theology and Spirituality of the Eastern Church Fathers (2024S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 13.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 20.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 10.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 17.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 08.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 15.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 22.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 29.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 05.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 12.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 19.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 26.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Description
Spirituality plays a prominent role in the Eastern Orthodox traditions and in the construction of contemporary Eastern Orthodox identity. This seminar will explore some classics works of spirituality to present important authors and theological themes in traditions of Eastern Orthodox spirituality.

Learning activities
Presentations by the teacher, presentations of assigned reading material by students, written summaries, group discussions, and written essays.

Assessment and permitted materials

The students will be graded both on their active participation in groups discussion at the seminar and on their individual written work that can be submitted either in English or German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Mandatory participation in the seminars. Students may be absent two times without special cause. Students must achieve a minimum of 50 points to pass.
Written paper is worth 40 points, seminar presentations are worth 40 points, and participation in seminar discussion is worth 20 points.
1 (sehr gut) -> 100-89 points
2 (gut) -> 88-76 points
3 (befriedigend) -> 75-63 points
4 (genügend) -> 62-50 points
5 (nicht genügend) -> 49-0 points

Examination topics

Learning outcomes
• Students will know a general outline of the history of Eastern Orthodox spirituality
• Students will be able to identify important spiritual authors in the Eastern Orthodox tradition
• Students will be able to identify and theologically reflect on important themes in Eastern Orthodox spiritual literature

Reading list

Tomas Spidlik. The Spirituality of the Christian East: A Systematic Handbook. 1986.
Philip Sheldrake. Spirituality: A Brief History. 2nd ed. 2013.
Andrew Louth. The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys. 2nd ed. 2007.
(The students will in consultation with the teacher chose a classical work of Eastern Orthodox Spirituality to read and present at the seminar).

Association in the course directory

066 796 MRP 04 orp;
für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 25 oder FTH 26, 198 418 BA UF RK 16, 198 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, 033 195 (17W) BRP 18krp, BRP 18ktb

Last modified: We 06.03.2024 13:45