Essay 35% Class Participation 15% End of Semester Exam 50%
• To introduce students to some of the most importantPatristic texts in >span class="s6"> early Church.
• To enable students to engage critically with some keyPatristic texts, seen in their cultural and historicalcontext.
• To familiarise students with the emergence of Christian theology with a specific focus on the Church, developingministerial structures and liturgical life.
- — At the end of the course students should: • Appreciate the contribution of some major Fathers of the Church to the -understanding. • Become familiar with reading and interpreting Patristic texts, attentive to their use of sources and Scripture, and their historical, cultural and theological context. • Know how to access critical editions of Patristic texts, reputable translations and relevant secondary materials and commentaries.
- — Boniface Ramsey, Beginning to Read the Fathers Revised Edition (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2012).
- — Michael W. Holmes, The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations. 3rd ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007)