5IN371 Eastern Christian Theology – Tewahedo Orthodox, 7.5 Credits
Eastern Christian Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology
Autumn 2017/2018 Nov - Jan (w45-w03). Language English.
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Education Level
First cycle
Content
Eastern Christian Theology has developed within different communities. In the Tewahedo Orthodox community it developed in close proximity with Juadism and Ge’ez was one of first seven languages the Bible was translated in, but as an institution it developed from the dependency of the Coptic Church until the twentieth century when it gained its autocephaly. This course will introduce one of the ancient traditions and yet unknown for many.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
• demonstrate knowledge of the timeline of the history of the Tewahedo Orthodox Churches
• demonstrate understanding of the general themes of theology among the Tewahedo Orthodox Church fathers and mothers, as well as a deeper insight into the Christological controversies
• be able to make use of patristic resources and historical critical methods
• be able to read and interpret patristic texts, with the methods provided in the course.
Literature
Isaac, Ephraim (2012) The Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church. Trenton, NJ: The Red Sea Press (250p).

Gebru, Mebratus Kiros (2010) Miaphysite Christology: An Ethiopian Orthodox Perspective, Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press (210p).

Hovorun, Cyril. 2008. Will, Action and Freedom: Christological Controversies in the Seventh Century. Leiden and Boston: Brill (203 pages)
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Selected primary texts in translations (200p) or in Ge’ez (100p)
Instructors
Michael Hjälm
Exam Types
Written examination, Seminars.
Grading Types
A = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, FX = Insufficient, F = Insufficient
Additional Directives
Attendance at lectures and seminars is mandatory at Stockholm School of Theology.
Confirmed by Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Teologiska högskolan Stockholm 2016-12-21
Revised 2017-02-22