Newman Theological College
CCS 046 The Theology of Eastern Christianity Part 1
The Theology of Eastern Christianity Part I will invite participants to appreciate the theology of the Eastern Christianity and its effect on the whole of life. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Eastern Theology is the emphasis on the transcendence or the mystery of God. In this course, participants will be introduced to the themes of God as Mystery, Creator and Trinity.

GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn about the Theology of Eastern Christianity
  • Consider the themes of God as Mystery, Creator and Trinity
  • Explore the Eastern Christian emphasis on God as transcendence
  • Understand the loving intimacy of God

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Lesson One: Early Christianity: A Brief History
Lesson Two: Signposts on the Way
Lesson Three: God Reveals God's Self To Us
Lesson Four: God as Mystery
Lesson Five: Essence and Energies of God
Lesson Six: God as Trinity
Lesson Seven: God as Trinity: The Two Hands of God the Father
Lesson Eight: God in God's Fullness
Lesson Nine: God as Creator
Lesson Ten: Evil, Suffering and the Fall

INSTRUCTOR:

Sister Zoe Bernatsky


TEXTBOOK:

Archimandrite Kallistos Ware. The Orthodox Way. St. Vladimir's Seminary Press. Crestwood, NY, 1995.

REFERENCES:

The Catechism of the Ukrainian-Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC), English Translation, 2016.
The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT:

The Theology of Eastern Christianity Part I consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.