[AT231]  Introduction to Fathers of the Church

Semester I
thursday 16:30 - 18:15

Course Information

Professor: LIVONGUE, Daniel Martin
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Language: English

ECTS: 3
Schedule:
Semester I
thursday 16:30 - 18:15

Content

The course will introduce the students into the « world » and times of the Fathers. We will take into consideration the various aspects of patristic studies : Bible, philosophy, dogmatics, morals, ecclesiology, liturgy, and the social context in which the Fathers preach, write and lay the foundations of the christian doctrine. The course will be divided in three major sections : first a biographical and contextual presentation, secondly, we will focus on the « doctrinal and intellectual » dimension of patristic litterature, and thirdly, the role and importance of the Fathers in the teachings of the Church today.

Bibliography

J. QUASTEN, Patrology, (3vols) Christian Classics, Inc., Westminster, Md., 1986-1988. D. HUBERTUS, The Fathers of the Church : A comprehensive introduction, Peabody (Mass.) : Hendrickson, 2007. F. CAYRÉ, Patrologie et histoire de la théologie, Paris, Tournai ; Rome : Société de S. Jean l'Évangéliste : Desclée & C., 1933-1944. F. CAYRÉ, Précis de patrologie : histoire et doctrine des Pères et Docteurs de l'Église, Paris, Tournai ; Rome : Société de S. Jean l'Évangéliste : Desclée & C., 1927-1930. Further bibliography will be added during classes.