TM 747 Seminar: Body, Gender, Sexuality: Augustine and the Cappadocians (Spring: 3)
previous course in early church history or theology and in systematic theology or ethics.
Permission required; enrollment limited to 14.
The seminar will explore inter-related aspects of body, gender, and sexuality
in the heology, ethics, and preaching of Augustine, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory
of Nyssa, and (though not a Cappadocian) John Chrysostom on some points.
Major topics include: creation and the body; Eve/woman as helpmate; gender
complementarity; sin and sexuality; marriage and procreation; virginity
and continence; the debate over marriage. Sources include commentaries on
Genesis 1-3, theological and ascetical treatises, sermons, and letters.
Last Updated: 17-JUL-12