This 30-credit course consists of four parts:
Theology and history
Liturgy and Icons
Perspectives of life: Canon Law, Marriage and Ascetism
The Eastern Orthodox Church in History and Present
The course aims to introduce students to the life, faith and practice of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The course will explore theological topics such as salvation, tradition, and the concept of man, and students will also be introduced to the liturgy, the liturgical year, icons, and saints. There will be opportunities to ponder subjects such as how asceticism can lead to inner peace, in what way marriage can be a way of becoming human and how canon law has operated within history. The course will make a study of specific Churches in contemporary society and the challenges they face. From this broad perspective the student will gain a good foundation and overview of this fascinating Christian tradition.
The course, taught as a part-time distance course, is perfect if you want to deepen your knowledge of the Eastern Orthodox tradition in one academic year.