Course ObjectiveBy the end of the module, the student will be able to:
• explain the place of Scripture within Orthodox Christianity
• interpret the Scriptures within the tradition of Orthodox Christianity
• relate what they have learnt to developments in Western Scriptural
Course ContentTo introduce to student to the rich history of Orthodox Christianity, in
all its ethnic, geographical, and spiritual diversity, so that the
student will be able read critically episodes in this history and relate
lessons from the past, with discernment, to the present.
Teaching MethodsThis module will be taught in a blended format of on-line instruction
and interaction together with an intensive day at VU.
Method of AssessmentOn-line assignments (60%), presentation (15%) research paper (25%).
Literature• Dale Irvin and Scott Sunquist, History of the World Christian
Movement: Earliest Christianity to 1453 (New York: Orbis, 2001)
• John W. Coakley and Andrea Sterk, Readings in World Christian History
(New York: Orbis Books, 2004)
Target AudienceThe total programme is intended for two groups: bachelor students of any
Dutch university and candidates who have a bachelor degree (HBO or
university) and intend to continue with the Orthodox variant of the
master Spiritual Care. Please register through www.acot.nl.
Additional InformationThis course is an integral part of the minor/pre-master Orthodox
Custom Course RegistrationThis course is an integral part of the minor/pre-master Orthodox Christianity. Before enrolling in the minor/pre-master programme you need to register through www.acot.nl
Recommended background knowledgeAt ease with speaking and writing in English. Basic knowledge of the
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Religion and Theology|
|Course Coordinator||dr. H.P.S. Bakker BA|
|Examiner||dr. J. Lena|
dr. H.P.S. Bakker BA
dr. J. Lena
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