5IN371 Eastern Christian Theology – Tewahedo Orthodox, 7.5 Credits
Eastern Christian Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology
Autumn 2018/2019 Nov - Jan (w45-w03). Daytime 50 % at Campus Bromma. Language English.
Admission at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se, admission code: IN371
Entry requirements
60 credits in Theology, including 30 credits from Introductory courses, and the courses Text, Context and Interpretation of life 15 credits, and History of Eastern Christianity (Intermediate level) 7,5 credits or equivalent. Alternatively: 60 credits in Theology: Theology, introductory courses, 30 credits, the courses Text, kontext och livstolkning/Text, Context and Interpretation of life 15 credits and Teologi, religion och kyrka i Sverige/Theology, Religion and Churches in Sweden 15 hp, or eqvivalent.
Education Level
First cycle
Eastern Christian Theology has developed within different communities. In the Tewahedo Orthodox community it developed in close proximity with Juadism and Ge’ez was one of first seven languages the Bible was translated in, but as an institution it developed from the dependency of the Coptic Church until the twentieth century when it gained its autocephaly. This course will introduce one of the ancient traditions and yet unknown for many.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
• demonstrate knowledge of the timeline of the history of the Tewahedo Orthodox Churches
• demonstrate understanding of the general themes of theology among the Tewahedo Orthodox Church fathers and mothers, as well as a deeper insight into the Christological controversies
• be able to make use of patristic resources and historical critical methods
• be able to read and interpret patristic texts, with the methods provided in the course.
Isaac, Ephraim (2012) The Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church. Trenton, NJ: The Red Sea Press (250p).

Gebru, Mebratus Kiros (2010) Miaphysite Christology: An Ethiopian Orthodox Perspective, Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press (210p).

Hovorun, Cyril. 2008. Will, Action and Freedom: Christological Controversies in the Seventh Century. Leiden and Boston: Brill (203 pages)
Available as eBook via EbscoHost for students and staff.

Selected primary texts in translations (200p) or in Ge’ez (100p)
Samuel Rubenson, Hayleyesus Molaw, Gabriel Bar-Sawme
Exam Types
Written examination, Seminars.
Grading Types
A = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, FX = Insufficient, F = Insufficient
Additional Directives
Attendance at lectures and seminars is mandatory at Stockholm School of Theology.
Confirmed by the Theology Faculty Board at University College Stockholm 2016-12-21
Revised 2017-02-22