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Religious Studies (RL ST)

RL ST 423 (GH;IL) (HIST 423) Orthodox Christianity: History and Interpretations (3) Examines Orthodox Christianity from origins to present using critical historical analysis of primary and secondary sources.

RL ST (HIST) 423 Orthodox Christianity: History and Interpretations (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course examines Orthodox Christianity from its origins to the present by focusing on a series of four major problems using critical historical analysis of primary and secondary sources.1) The course provides students with the means to examine Orthodox self-understanding:Orthodox doctrine of God, its anthropology. 2)The issue of a world religion and the relationship of Orthodoxy to other world religions and secular authorities and other forms of Christianity, especially “western” Christians. 3) The challenge of alternate world religions--Judaism, Islam, western Christianities. 4)The challenge of modern Orthodoxy in the context of twentieth and twenty-first century developments and issues.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 105

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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