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CH - Church History

Description

The aim of the unit is to introduce students to the literary genre of hagiography that developed in the 4th century and traces its origins to the Life of Antony attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria. In this unit, students will gain an appreciation of the interrelationship between hagiographical text, liturgy and iconography in establishing the cult of a saint. The unit will follow the developments of the hagiographical genre and the associated cult of the saints, through Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, by focusing on both monastic accounts and martyrologies, and finally consider the liturgical implications of hagiography as a means of understanding the role of the saints in the present day.

Assessments Undergraduate
Face to Face: Essay (1750 words), Essay (1750 words), Presentation (Equiv 500 words)
Online: Essay (1750 words), Essay (1750 words), Online Tutorial (Equiv 500 words)
Assessments Postgraduate
Face to Face: Essay (2750 words), Essay (2750 words), Presentation (Equiv 500 words)
Online: Essay (2750 words), Essay (2750 words), Online Tutorial (Equiv 500 words)
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