RELC 3559

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New Courses in RELC: God, Love and Sin in the Middle Ages

This course explores Western Christian thought during the Middle Ages, beginning with Augustine at the end of late antiquity through the early fifteenth century. We will examine the theological works and historical context of authors throughout the period, paying particular attention to their ideas about divine love, human sin, and gender. In addition to Augustine, we will read works by Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, Peter Abelard, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, and Julian of Norwich. The course will encourage you to develop your skills as a scholarly thinker, researcher, and writer. The readings and discussions will be challenging, but the instructor will provide guidance and encourage student interaction and collaboration. Students of all years and majors are encouraged to enroll. Contact the instructor to discuss the class.

Hawthorne, L.