This course unit is designed to provide students with an overview and general understanding of the early centuries of Christian history. It will enable students to position their other theological studies in a historical context.
This course unit examines the historical, cultural and theological setting of Christianity from the age of Constantine the Great until the period of the Schism, with particular emphasis on developments within the Byzantine world.
H7234A Modern Orthodox Christian History and H8134A The Orthodox Church: Yesterday and Today
This graduate course unit explores the historical, cultural and philosophical development of Christian art and architecture within the Byzantine context and beyond, highlighting the relevance of iconography, materiality, sacred space, soundscape and ‘lightscape’ for the Byzantine faithful and for the contemporary ecclesial experience.