This unit will proceed through a close reading of the primary texts (in translation, with close analysis of selected passages in Greek), covering the wide range of St Gregory’s interests and the primary genres in which he wrote, epistolary, poetry and homiletic. Students will be expected to familiarise themselves with contemporary scholarship on St Gregory and to examine aspects of his writings or thought, engaging with a broad range of secondary material.

Unit Code: CT2529A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes


Discuss relevant patristic texts in terms of genre, historical context and theological contribution


Articulate the theological vision of St Gregory


Examine the theological streams that flowed into the work of St Gregory


Explore the role of the works of St Gregory in the establishment of Nicene theology


This unit will focus on developing skills in patristic reading using the texts of St Gregory as its core material. Throughout the unit students will learn how to assess their own reading of patristic texts against chosen frameworks.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

Critical Review 1000 words

0 20.0

Essay 1500 words

0 30.0

2000 words

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-10 09:29:09 +1000