Course Category: Ancient Literature

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Patristic Scriptural Exegesis

Patristic Scriptural Exegesis will offer the methods and tendencies of a pre-modern hermeneutic of Scripture. The Church Fathers and Mothers read Scripture with certain assumptions, likely different than contemporary assumptions and methodologies. How did they read Scripture? Can we develop something of a Patristic lectio divina (Sacred reading) and apply…
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Patristic Scriptural Exegesis

Patristic Scriptural Exegesis will offer the methods and tendencies of a pre-modern hermeneutic of Scripture. The Church Fathers and Mothers read Scripture with certain assumptions, likely different than contemporary assumptions and methodologies. How did they read Scripture? Can we develop something of a Patristic lectio divina (Sacred reading) and apply…
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Introduction to the Desert Fathers (St. Antony)

Introduction to the Desert Fathers is a course that examines some of the lives and the sayings of some of the Coptic Desert Fathers. The course will place a great emphasis on St. Antony the great by studying The Life of Antony by St. Athanasius of Alexandria, The Seven Letters…
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Pastoral Theology

Pastoral Theology is typically understood as a course for preparation for the priesthood, but in reality is a course for laity taking on “Pastoral Roles.” A presentation of classical ancient texts such as On the Priesthood by St. John Chrysostom & St. Cyril of Alexandria and On the Pastoral Rule…
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Coptic Canon Law

Canon Law is an understudied area of Coptic Orthodox Ecclesiology. The Church is governed first and foremost by Christ the head of the Church, and the body of Christ consisting of the Bishops (represented in the Holy Synod) and the Priest, Deacons and laity. Students will survey primarily the Alexandrian…
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History of Coptic Hymnology

This course provides an overview of the history and development of Coptic hymnology, focusing primarily on structure, tune and systematic placement. Utilization of the Ordo of the Church manuscripts, written liturgical resources, and the oral tradition from various regions of Egypt provides a thorough depiction of Coptic hymnological tradition. Extrapolating…
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Dogmatic & Systematic Theology

Understanding the dogma and doctrine of the Coptic Orthodox Church is critical to forming a worldview that is nested in Scripture, the early Church Fathers, and in Jesus Christ Himself who instituted the Church and Her sacramentality. Dogmatic & Systematic Theology (THEO 601) cover a wide range of authors, from…
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Orthodox Christian Ethics

This course (CEMT 602) surveys a few of the leading contemporary ethical systems in the west and offers a perspective that shifts away from deontological, consequentialist, and quandary ethics and towards virtue ethics. Utilizing virtue ethics offers one step in the direction towards developing a Coptic Orthodox Christian ethic, but…
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Spiritual Theology I

This is the first of two courses on Spiritual Theology and it is designed to serve as an introduction to the spiritual tradition of Orthodox Christianity. This course (THEO 611) will examine the rich spirituality derived from the Holy Scriptures, the Desert Fathers, and the Church Fathers. The course will…
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Patristics I

This course (PATR 601) explores the beginnings of Patristic literature. It gives a quick glimpse of the first-generation writers after the apostles, the beginnings of the apologetic writings, the beginnings of the writings of the early theologians, the earliest documents of the acts of the martyrs, the first theological schools…
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