An Introduction to Medieval Theology

$99.00

This item will be charged on January 25, 2020.

This course aims to introduce the student to the major theologians of the medieval period and their contributions to Christian thought, offering a high-level overview of key figures and texts, with an in-depth study of representative excerpts. The student will be encouraged and equipped to continue reading medieval theologians for their own enrichment, and will come to understand how medieval theology continues to offer a rich harvest of insight for contemporary thought. Taught by David Haines. Runs 2/3 – 4/10/20.

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Today, it is common to dismiss the medieval period as a time of intellectual decay—it was only through the ground-breaking work of the Reformers and the Enlightenment that the West was saved from the Dark Ages, some will say. However, as recent research has shown, the so-called “Modern” Era was far more dependent on medieval thought than many would like to admit. This course aims to introduce the student to the major theologians of the medieval period and their contributions to Christian thought, offering a high-level overview of key figures and texts, with an in-depth study of representative excerpts. The student will be encouraged and equipped to continue reading medieval theologians for their own enrichment, and will come to understand how medieval theology continues to offer a rich harvest of insight for contemporary thought.

Taught by Dr. David Haines. Runs 2/3-4/10/20. The syllabus will be available soon. For more details, email David at [email protected]
Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 1 hr./wk. via videoconference. Students will also have the option to participate in a class discussion board. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund. Note: all classes are offered dependent on demand and require a minimum of four participating students.