This unit will explore the understanding of the Virgin Mary in ecclesiology, Christology, iconography, and liturgy within the Coptic tradition. A critical engagement with scripture through a patristic lens will be developed to understand the Virgin Mary’s position in the Christian tradition throughout the centuries. Students will examine Marian doctrines as observed and expressed in Copto-Arabic literature as well as reappraise the liturgical tradition and practice surrounding Mary in the ancient, medieval, and modern Coptic tradition.
Articulate the Coptic church`s teaching and its understanding of the Virgin Mary
Engage with and compare the ecumenical practices and representations.
Evaluate the biblical and patristic texts relating to the theology of the Virgin Mary
Demonstrate critical understanding of Marian doctrines in the Coptic tradition
Analyse the liturgical and iconographical representations
Prerequisite: 1xCT or DL unit.
Asynchronous and synchronous lectures and tutorials
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 26 Jul, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-07-27 09:49:49 +1000