TM 637 Classics of Christian Spirituality: 100-1200 (Spring: 3)

Through careful and critical reading of representative texts from the period, the course will explore the variety of images, ideals, and ways of Christian living that emerged in the changing historical circumstances of the second through the twelfth centuries (e.g., martyrdom, asceticism, pilgrimage, lives of holy women and men, monasticism, mystical and ascetical theology). There will be introductory lectures on texts, authors, and contexts, but class sessions will center on focused discussion of the primary readings. Students are responsible for further background reading as needed for informed participation.
Francine Cardman

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