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010094 VO Church History - Orthodox Church (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
ON-SITE
Tu 18.01. 11:30-13:00 Digital

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Forms of presence in 2021W the 3-G rule or digital

Tuesday 05.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 12.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 19.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 09.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 16.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Tuesday 23.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 30.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 07.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 14.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 25.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Description:
The Eastern Orthodox Church is a communion of autocephalous and autonomous churches that view themselves as the historical continuation of the early church and the keeper of the faith and order defined by the seven ecumenical councils of the first millennium. Their worship, art and architecture, spirituality, and theology is defined by the legacy of the official church of the Byzantine Empire; therefore, they are also called Byzantine churches or churches belonging to the Byzantine rite.
These lectures will explore the general history of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, their common legacy from the first millennium and development into a family of mostly national autocephalous churches from the early modern period onwards. There will be a special focus on the relationship between the churches that constitute the communion of the Eastern Orthodox Church as well as the relationship between the Eastern Orthodox Church and other Christian traditions.

Learning outcomes:
• Students will have a general knowledge of the historical development of the common Byzantine legacy of the Eastern Orthodox Churches with a special focus on the seven ecumenical councils.
• Students will have a general knowledge of the creation of the contemporary autocephalous and autonomous Eastern Orthodox Churches.
• Students will have a general knowledge of the historical development of inter-Orthodox and inter-Christian relations among the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
• Students will be able to identify and theologically reflect on important events, developments, and personalities in the general history of the Eastern Orthodox Churches.

Learning activities:
Presentations by the teacher, tutorials, and individual study of literature in consultation with the teacher.

Assessment and permitted materials

The students will be graded on a written or oral exam or both.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Voluntary participation in lectures and tutorials, mandatory individual study of literature in consultation with the teacher and passing a written or oral exam or both
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

Suggested literature in English:
Saint Irenaeus Joint Orthodox-Catholic Working Group. Serving Communion: Re-Thinking the Relationship between Primacy and Synodality. 2019.
H. Chadwick. The Penguin History of the Church, vol.1: The Early Church. Rev. ed. 1993.
H. Chadwick. East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times Until the Council of Florence. 2003.
M. Angold, ed. The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 5: Eastern Christianity. 2006.
J. M. Hussey. The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire. 1985.
K. Parry, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity. 2007.
L. D. Davis. The First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787): Their History and Theology. 1988.
J. Meyendorff. Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes. 1979.

Suggested literature in German:
Gemeinsamer orthodox-katholischer Arbeitskreis St. Irenäus. Im Dienst an der Gemeinschaft: Das Verhältnis von Primat und Synodalität neu denken. 2018.
F. X. Bishof et al. Einführung in die Geschichte des Christentums. 2014.
T. Bremer et al., eds. Die orthodoxen Kirchen der byzantinischen Tradition. 2013.
J. Oeldemann. Die Kirchen des christlichen Ostens: Orthodoxe, orientalische und mit Rom unierte Kirchen. 2016.
K. Schatz. Allgemeine Konzilien: Brennpunkte der Kirchengeschichte. 2nd ed. 2008.
F. R. Gahbauer. Byzantinische Dogmengeschichte: Vom Ausgang des Ikonoklasmus bis zum Untergang Konstantinopels (1453). 2010.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

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