CCS 047 The Theology of Eastern Christianity Part 2

The Theology of Eastern Christianity Part II 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 Man, Spirit and Prayer.

General Course Objectives

  • Learn about the Theology of Eastern Christianity
  • Consider the themes of God as Man, Spirit and Prayer
  • Explore the Eastern Christian emphasis on God as transcendence
  • Understand the loving intimacy of God

Course Structure and Highlights

Lesson One: The Incarnation: God as Man
Lesson Two: Salvation as Sharing
Lesson Three: God as Spirit
Lesson Four: The Holy Spirit
Lesson Five: God as Prayer
Lesson Six: Metanoia: A Change of Heart
Lesson Seven: Through Creation to the Creator
Lesson Eight: From Words to Silence
Lesson Nine: Union with God
Lesson Ten: God as Eternity

Instructor

Sister Zoe Bernatsky

Textbooks

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 II 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.

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