AT1-Introduction to Christian Spirituality
AT 1 — INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY: EXPLORING THE CLASSIC TEXTS AND PRACTICES
In this foundational course, the classical texts of Christian spirituality are explored, with lectures and discussions grounded in biblical, historical and theological perspectives, and experiences in meditation and prayer based on the readings. Integrating theory and praxis, both critical thought and spiritual growth are pursued. The syllabus includes integral works by such Christian writers as Ignatius of Antioch, Irenaeus, the Cappadocians, the Latin Fathers (and Mothers) and the Desert Dwellers, the medieval mystics and teachers, Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, through to modern searchers such as Simone Weil. There will also be frequent reference to the expression of spirituality through the arts of poetry, visual art, and music.
Prof. McPherson. 3 credits.
Michaelmas 2013. Mondays 10:30-11:50am & Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:20pm.
If this is the first course you are registering for in the Michaelmas 2013 term, please add a non-refundable $100 Academic Fee. If you have already registered for a course this term, you do not need to add the Fee. Please note that if you are selecting courses over several terms, you will need to pay the Academic Fee once in each term.