Through a study of the primary texts relating to the early monastic movement in the Late Roman Empire, this unit will give students an overview of the spiritual teachings of some of the monastic fathers, such as Pachomius, Basil of Caesarea and John Cassian concerning spiritual perfection and ascetic paideia.
Identify the primary sources relating to the early monastic movement in the Late Roman Empire
Explain these sources within their historical context
Demonstrate the characteristics of their particular type or genre
Articulate from the primary sources the various theologies that became prominent in late antiquity and how they impacted and/or challenged monastic circles
Prohibited combinations: Only one of CH1510A, CH1519A, CH2510A & CH2519A may be taken
Lectures, discussion of select texts, and class discussion.
Group (oral) presentation [15 mins] + 1000 word summary (equivalent to 1500 words total).
ndividual (oral) presentation [15 mins] + 1000 word summary (equivalent to 1500 words total).
Essay 1000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-15 08:45:30 +1100