THS 673 - Patristics

3 Credits

Offered occasionally

This course provides an introduction to some of the key theological issues and personalities in the theology of the early church up to the Council of Chalcedon. Luke, the New Testament historian, sought to write an orderly account of the early church so that he might instruct Theophilus in the historical reliability of the Christian faith. This course begins where Luke left off and provides an introduction to some of the key theological issues and personalities in the theology of the early church up to the Council of Chalcedon (451 CE), including formative issues in biblical interpretation, the development of orthodox faith, and the seminal theology of the early church fathers.

Prerequisite: THS 571