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TMST 8507 Seminar: Early Christian Ethics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

An examination of major ethical themes and issues in early Christian life from the second through the sixth centuries (Apostolic Fathers through Gregory the Great). The goal of the seminar is to explore the range of approaches and sources for Christian ethics in this period through extensive reading and discussion of primary sources (homilies, letters, apologetic writings, ethical and theological treatises) and through seminar presentations. A final research paper allows for in-depth work on a particular figure or topic.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Francine Cardman

Prerequisites: Early church history and moral theology.

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Comments: This seminar is primarily intended for STL, STD and PhD students.


Last Updated: 08-Nov-16