Semester: 1, 2022 (21 Feb – 27 May)
13 weekly sessions offered in asynchronous and synchronous modes combining live and pre-recorded lectures, group discussions, readings and online forums
Holy images and the relics of saints are an essential component of liturgical life and worship in the Christian Orthodoxy, representing at the same time one of the most important elements of the different hierotopic projects. By investigating the form, purpose, and nature of the holy icons and sacred relics, this unit will critically evaluate the cult related to them in both Coptic and Byzantine Orthodox Traditions.
The leading idea of this unit is that the creation of the sacred space in Orthodoxy represents one of the most creative expressions of its theology. At the same time, the unit will ask how the visual and sensory context in Orthodox worship communicates meaning.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
SAC offers courses in diverse fields of theology. We offer postgraduate and undergraduate study options on-campus and online.