Medieval Theology Survey

REL621
Spring 2017
W 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Area: 
Area II
MDIV Requirements: 
Theology
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

This course is a survey of theological themes, methods, and movements in the West from the sixth century to the beginning of the sixteenth. These one thousand years are too often underappreciated and simply characterized as a middle age standing between the riches of the Classical World and the seemingly endless possibilities available in the Modern Period. It was, instead, an incredibly robust and diverse period with its own achievements and setbacks. While always attending to social and political contexts, we will pay particular attention to how a series of Christian leaders marshaled the theological resources they found available to them to meet the challenges they faced in their time, and how those same resources may be of use today. 

Background Expected: 

Prerequisite:  Rel. 620: Theology to 451 (exceptions, however, will be made with instructor approval)

Course Requirements: 

Required reading, participation in class, discussion sections, papers, and final exam. 

Basis of Evaluation: 

Class participation, written papers, and final exam.