*** Summer Class in Medieval Theology Offered ***
THEO 690 – Special Topic: History of Medieval Theology (3 hrs)
Saturdays, beginning 5/28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
This course will provide an overview of the development of Western sacred theology during the medieval time period (from the early sixth century to the middle of the fourteenth century). Particular consideration will be given to thinkers during the Carolingian renaissance, the Ottonian renaissance, the twelfth century renaissance, as well as to the advent of theology faculties at Paris and Oxford. While important Saints and Doctors of the Church will be examined (such as Gregory the Great, Isidore, Albert, and especially Aquinas), equal consideration will be given to lesser known persons influential upon the development of sacred theology as an academic discipline (such as Alcuin, Abelard, Lombard, Alexander of Hales, and Ockham). These theologians will be considered from both biographical-historical as well as theological-doctrinal perspectives. Degree students will have an opportunity to conduct focused research on the medieval theologian of their choice and present this research to the class. Some facility with the Latin language will be helpful but not required as a prerequisite for this course.
To register, please contact Kim Schulman.
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