St Gregory the Theologian (CT2520A)

St Gregory the Theologian

Semester: 2, 2022 (25 Jul – 28 Oct)

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Campus: N/A

Mode: Online 

Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Credit: 18

Census: 16 Aug 2022

This unit will be offered online (synchronous and asynchronous) by Dr Katherin Papadopoulos and Mr Abraam Mikhail and will contain a face to face component with Prof. John Behr in late August (date to be confirmed).

This unit will proceed through a close reading of the primary texts (in translation, with close analysis of selected passages in Greek), covering the wide range of St Gregory’s interests and the primary genres in which he wrote, epistolary, poetry, and homiletic. Students will be expected to familiarise themselves with contemporary scholarship on St Gregory and to examine aspects of his writings or thought, engaging with a broad range of secondary material.

Learning outcomes
  • Discuss relevant patristic texts in terms of genre, historical context and theological contribution
  • Articulate the theological vision of St Gregory
  • Examine the theological streams that flowed into the work of St Gregory
  • Explore the role of the works of St Gregory in the establishment of Nicene theology


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Written assessment Essay 2,000 50
Written assessment Critical Review 1,000 20
Written assessment Essay 1,500 30

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