T9682 – The Alexandrian Legacy

T9682 – The Alexandrian Legacy

Unit Code


Unit Name

The Alexandrian Legacy (postgraduate)

Unit Weighting

9 Credit Points

Type of Unit


Prerequisites, corequisites or exclusions

9 credit points of a Theology unit (i.e “Introduction to Theology” or “Church Fathers: An Introduction”)

Academic Staff

Very Rev. Dr Doru Costache, BTh (Bucharest 1993), PhD (Bucharest 2000), Senior Lecturer

Curriculum Objectives

This graduate course unit explores representatives of the Alexandrian Patristic tradition from the second to the fifth century within their historical milieu, their connections with other strands of tradition, and their lasting significance for the history of theology and the Christian experience.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. appraise the historical, ecclesial and cultural contexts within which the representatives of the Alexandrian tradition flourished
  2. evaluate the ways in which the Alexandrians assimilated and transformed the earlier Christian tradition
  3. display a profound awareness of the theological, exegetical and spiritual legacy of the Alexandrians
  4. critically analyse the selected writings of the Alexandrians from the viewpoint of their theological, exegetical and spiritual significance
  5. critically assess the relevant scholarship
  1. The historical and cultural context of the Alexandrian tradition
  2. The early Christian roots of the Alexandrian tradition
  3. Main representatives of the Alexandrian tradition
  4. The theological significance of the Alexandrian tradition
  5. The exegetical significance of the Alexandrian tradition
  6. The spiritual significance of the Alexandrian tradition



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