A new course is read this semester

A new course is read this semester by the professors Peter Gilbert and Elizabeth Theokritoff.

This course will give an overview of the history, theology and spiritual life of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. It will look at some issues of theological controversy between East and West (e.g. Filioque) and some areas of doctrine and practice traditionally distinctive of Eastern Christianity (e.g. theology of the icon), as well as areas of theology and church life that show especial vitality today. Through a variety of readings, including some patristic and liturgical texts, it will try to convey the connections between spiritual life and worship, theology, and the response of the Church to the world.