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THEO-N143-Introduction to the Eastern Fathers of the Church (1 CEU)

This online independent study course will provide an ever-so-brief introduction to three of the wonderful “Greek Fathers of the Church”: namely, Sts. Athanasius, Basil, and John Chrysostom. In particular, students will be familiar with On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius, the Address to Young Men on the Reading of Greek Literature by St. Basil, and sections from John Chrysostom’s homilies on the Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5). All who complete the course should be able to identify the ways in which these early Church Fathers critically transformed the Greek philosophy and literature of their age and reinterpreted them in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.