REL 214 Fall 2012 History of Christian Thought: Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (W)

This class will familiarize students with the history of Christian theology, its major trends, figures, and debates, roughly from the fifth century C.E. to the mid-thirteenth century C.E. We will focus on the transition from Roman antiquity to the medieval period, paying particular attention to the rise of scholasticism and monastic theology, the role of Biblical interpretation in theology, shifting notions of authority, and the institutional context of theology in the Roman Church. Course readings will focus on primary source materials. Authors/texts include: Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, Boethius, Gregory the Great, John Scottus Eriugena, Anselm of Canterbury, Abelard, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux, the Victorines, and Bonaventure.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: class attendance and participation; three short papers (5-7 pages) and a take-home examination (essay format)
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: majors and prospective majors in Religion, Philosophy, and/or History
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
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Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 1675
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REL214-01(F) LEC Late Antiquity&Early Mid Ages (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Ryan D. Coyne
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Pareksy 220 1675
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