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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TH 4340 - Eastern Christianity: Orthodoxy and Catholicism

This course explores the form of Christianity which is neither Roman (Western) Catholic nor Protestant, commonly known as Eastern Orthodoxy along with Eastern Catholicism, i.e., Christianity rooted in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Situated in historical and cultural context, “Eastern” theology, spirituality, and church organization is studied for its distinctive expression of the Christian faith. This enables one to appreciate Eastern Christianity’s various contributions to theology and world history. The Orthodox experience in America and in the ecumenical arena is likewise examined. Particular attention is given to the Eastern Catholic Churches in communion with Rome and their relationship to the Orthodox Churches (not in communion with Rome).


This course fulfills the Christianity requirement.

Prerequisite: TH 1000 , TH 1020 , TH 1050  or TH 2000 .