Course: Work with Sources of Church Fathers

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Course title Work with Sources of Church Fathers
Course code KTEO/KPPCO
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Weis Martin, prof. PaedDr. ThLic. Th.D.
Course content
The course is devoted to reading and analyzing particular chosen texts written by the early Christian authors of the first centuries of the Christian era. The course work focuses on the historical, philosophical and theological relations of both Eastern and Western Christian traditions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to introduce students into the problematic of old christian literature.
Students gain general knowledge of the problems of early Christian literature. The course enables them to work with theological texts of Early Christian authors and to interpret the ideas of these authors with respect to the history of theology and spirituality.
Basic knowledge of philosophy and theology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Colloquium

Regular and active participation of students in seminar sessions and a short discussion of a chosen text of an Early Christian author.
Recommended literature
  • Augustin. Křesťanská vzdělanost. De doctrina christiana. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2004.
  • Aurelius Augustinus. Vyznání. Praha, 1999.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter