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The Making of Catholic Theology: The Medieval Period

This course will study the political, cultural and religious context in which Catholic theology developed in the medieval period. For three centuries monastic schools, alongside cathedral schools, were the context in which a flourishing Christian literature thrived. The introduction of Greco-Arabic thought in the final decades of the twelfth century, as well as the development of university charters, led to new synthesis of previous lines of theological exploration in the works of Aquinas. Towards the later centuries of the medieval period new forms of social life, including new feminist roles, are the context in which notable movements of women mystics flourished. Some works of these women mystics will be studied.

How to apply

Applications to: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie

Fee

EUR 150 for the course. Payment should be made by cheque/draft/postal money order only, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account.

Date

Teaching commences during the week beginning 21st September 2016. Please note this is a day-time course.

Duration

The course comprises two lectures a week for a total of eleven weeks.

Further information

Contact: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie