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120* Lecture Access Points for Orthodox Faith and Life and Numerous Extra Appendices, Bibliographies etc.

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* more to follow in 2015

includes, Preaching and Teaching Course

also Liturgical Composition and Rules Resource

and Orthodox Guides to Non-Orthodox Christian Confessions and Traditions and Non-Christian Religions (coming 2015)

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all you need to know the 3 year course preview E-Quip (this page)

ESSAY MARK SCHEME (FOR THE DIPLOMA)

For those completing the Diploma, this is the mark scheme.  Candidates who fail any given assignment will have the opportunity of ONE resit.

  1. 91-100%          Alpha++
    81-90%            Alpha+
    71-80%            Alpha
    61-70%            Alpha-
  2. 51-60%            Beta+
    41-50%            Beta
    31-40%            Beta-
  3. 39% or less      Gamma (Fail)

YEAR 1

UNIT 1A                      ORTHODOX FAITH AND LIFE

Fr. Gregory Hallam

Orthodox Faith and Life – Theology, Experience, and Practice (1)

Orthodox Faith and Life – God, Known and Unknown (2)

Orthodox Faith and Life – What is Truth? (3)

Orthodox Faith and Life – The Sources in Tradition (4)

Orthodox Faith and Life – Biblical Canon and Interpretation (5)

Orthodox Faith and Life – The Human Person (6)

Orthodox Faith and Life – Salvation 7,  8,  9,  10

BIBLIOGRAPHY UNIT 1A

ASSIGNMENTS UNIT 1A

 

UNIT 1B                       LITURGICAL THEOLOGY

Fr. Gregory Hallam, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and Maria Vorozhishcheva

Liturgical Theology – "Why Liturgical Theology?" (11)

Liturgical Theology – Baptism and Chrismation (12)

Liturgical Theology – The Eucharist (13)

Liturgical Theology – The Sanctification of Space and Time (14)

Liturgical Theology – The Sanctification of Matter and Life (15)

Liturgical Theology – The Sanctification of Persons and Saints (16)

Liturgical Theology – Liturgical Space (17)

Liturgical Theology – The Jesus Prayer (18)

Liturgical Theology – A Liturgical Miscellany - other Services and Prayers (19)

Liturgical Theology – Historical Developments, East and West (20)

Supplementary Material

For Glossaries, Composition and Rules for the Services according to the typicon, see below.

"From Betrayal to Faith: the Themes and Theology of Holy Week in Byzantine Orthodoxy" (Revd. Dr. Gregory Woolfenden)

BIBLIOGRAPHY UNIT 1B

ASSIGNMENTS UNIT 1B

 

UNIT 1C                       CHURCH HISTORY

(See also the Supplementary Module on Non-Orthodox Christian Confessions and Traditions) - Fr. Gregory, Fr. Deacon Emmanuel

THIS UNIT:- Dimitri Brady and Fr. Gregory Hallam

Church History – New Testament Background (21)

Church History – The Early Christian Centuries (22)

Church History – The Church of the Councils & The Greek-Latin Divide (23, 24)

Church History – Decline and Metamorphosis from the Schism, 1054 to 1453 (25)

Church History – Christianity in Russia (to 1600) & the Reformation (to 1650) (26)

Church History – Reason and Revolution – 1650 to 1800  (27)

Church History – Nationalism and Modernity – 1800 to 1900 (28)

Church History – Secularism and Atheism - 1900 to present (29)

Church History – Lessons from History (30)

Supplementary Material

Timeline (Mainly Orthodox)

Timeline (Mainly  the West - pre/post Schism)

"The Golden Age of Christianity in Britain and Ireland and Orthodoxy Today" (Kenneth Parker)

BIBLIOGRAPHY - UNIT 1C

ASSIGNMENTS - UNIT 1C


YEAR 2

UNIT 2A                      SCRIPTURE – OLD TESTAMENT

Fr. Gregory

Scripture OT - Ancestors and Patriarchs (31)

Scripture OT – Exodus (32)

Scripture OT - Covenant (33)

Scripture OT - Conquest and Judges (34)

Scripture OT – Kings (35)

Scripture OT – Prophets in the North (36)

Scripture OT - Judah and Assyria (37)

Scripture OT – The Fall of Jerusalem and Babylonian Exile (38)

Scripture OT - Restoration Rebuilding and Reform (39)

Scripture OT – Worship, Wisdom and Eschatology (40)

BIBLIOGRAPHY - UNIT 2A

ASSIGNMENTS - UNIT 2A

 

UNIT 2B                       SCRIPTURE – NEW TESTAMENT

Fr. Gregory

Scripture NT – The Synoptic Gospels

41: St. Mark    42: St. Matthew   43: St. Luke

Scripture NT-  St. John (44)    The Johannine Writings (45)

Scripture NT – The Theology of St. Paul & the Deutero-Pauline letters:-

46: Introduction, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians

47: Romans and the Prison Epistles

48: The Pastoral Epistles, Hebrews

Scripture NT – Acts of the Apostles, James and 1 Peter (49)

Scripture NT – Jude, 2 Peter and the New Testament Canon (50)

BIBLIOGRAPHY - UNIT 2B

ASSIGNMENTS - UNIT 2B

 

UNIT 2C                       TRADITION

Fr. Gregory, Daniel Hartley and Fr Deacon Emmanuel Kahn

Tradition – The Apostolic Fathers and Apologists (51)

Tradition - The Ante-Nicene Fathers (52)

Tradition – Martyrdom and Monasticism (53)

Tradition – The Nicene Era (54)

Tradition - Early Western Fathers after Nicaea (55)

Tradition ­ The 3rd to the 6th Ecumenical Councils (56)

Tradition – Iconoclasm, the 7th Council and East-West tensions (57)

Tradition - East and West from 1054 to 1453 (58)

Tradition – Orthodox Teachers and Saints of the 18th and 19th centuries (59)

Tradition – Orthodox Teachers and Saints of the 20th Century (60)

BIBLIOGRAPHY - UNIT 2C

ASSIGNMENTS - UNIT 2C

Supplementary Material

"Are we ready for another Ecumenical Council?" - a personal view by one of our lecturers, Subdeacon Dr. Emmanuel (Kahn).


YEAR 3

UNIT 3A                      DOCTRINE

Fr. Gregory, Fr Deacon Emmanuel Kahn and Dimitri Brady

Note:  The fist lecture in each couplet will address doctrine for both themes by integrating what has already been learned in Year 2.  The second lecture will major on practical application - applied theology.

Doctrine – Creator and Creation (61, 62)

Doctrine – The Incarnation and the Theotokos (63, 64)
                Appendix A: Feasts of the Theotokos

Doctrine – The Holy Spirit and the Dogma of the Trinity (65, 66)
                Appendix B: The Filioque (external link)

Doctrine – Deification and the Communion of Saints (67, 68)

Doctrine – Eschatology and the Kingdom of God (69, 70) [one text in two parts]

BIBLIOGRAPHY - UNIT 3A

ASSIGBNENTS - UNIT 3A

 

UNIT 3B                       PASTORAL AND ASCETICAL THEOLOGY

Fr. Gregory, Fr. Alexander Tefft, Fr Deacon Emmanuel Kahn and His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Pastoral Theology – Repentance, Confession and Reconciliation (71)

Pastoral Theology – Healing and Deliverance (72)

Pastoral Theology – Spiritual Parenting and Discipleship

 "The Spiritual Father in Orthodox Christianity"
by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware  (73)

Pastoral Theology – Prayer (74)

Pastoral Theology – Asceticism (75)

Pastoral Theology – Almsgiving and Stewardship (76)

Pastoral Theology – Vocation and Work  (77)

Pastoral Theology – Marriage Family and Relationships (78)

Pastoral Theology – Gender and Sexuality (79)

Pastoral Theology – Canonical Tradition (80)

BIBLIOGRAPHY - UNIT 3B

ASSIGNMENTS - UNIT 3B

 

UNIT 3C                       MINISTRIES AND MISSION

Fr. Gregory, Fr. Christopher Knight, Fr Deacon Emmanuel Kahn, Efrem Carrasco, Elias Fotopoulos, Fr. Ivan Moody

Church Theology – Bishop, Priest and Deacon (81)

Church Theology – Men and Women in the Church (82)

Church Theology – The Orthodox Parish (83)

Church Theology – Church Music (84)

Church Theology – Christian Education (85) 

Church Theology – Ecclesiology (86)

Church Theology – Ecumenism (87)

Church Theology – Politics and Social Justice (88)

Church Theology – Faith and Science (89)

Church Theology – Evangelisation and Missions (90)

(St. Nicholas of Japan - Orthodox Missions Timeline)

Supplementary Material

Fr. Gregory's Lectures and Debates on Orthodoxy and Science

"The Diaconate Today" - a paper commissioned from Fr. Gregory by the Theological Committee of the Assembly of Bishops for the British Isles and Ireland.

C.S. Lewis: Priestesses in the Church?

BIBLIOGRAPHY - UNIT 3C - no separate listing - there are extensive footnotes, references and bibliographies in each lecture of this unit.

ASSIGNMENTS - UNIT 3C


SUPPLEMENTARY LECTURES

TEACHING AND PREACHING COURSE

Fr. Gregory, Fr Deacon Emmanuel Kahn

1.  Historical Perspectives and Theological Principles (91) - TASK

2.  Objectives of Teaching and Preaching (92) - TASK

3.  Context - Social, Personal, Spiritual (93) - TASK

4.  Modes of Learning (94) - TASK

5.  Preparation Principles (95) - TASK

6.  Choosing Content (96) - TASK

7.  Composition and Process (97) - TASK

8.  The Science and Art of Communication (98) - TASK

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SERVICES - COMPOSITION AND RULES RESOURCE

Fr. Gregory

1.  Vespers, Liturgical Principles, and Glossaries (Books and Terms)  (99)

2.  Matins, Ranking of Celebrations, Festal Variants  (100, 101)

3.  Liturgies: St. John Chrysostom / St. Basil the Great

Pre-Sanctified Gifts, Hierarchical  (102, 103, 104)

4.  Hours, Royal Hours,Typica and Services without a Priest (105)

Compline (Great and Small), Midnight Office, Akathist, Paraklesis, Molieben  (106)

5.  Baptism, Chrismation, Marriage, Funerals  (107)

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NON-ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CONFESSIONS AND TRADITIONS

See also Unit 1C on Church History (Dimitri Brady)

THIS UNIT: Fr. Gregory, Fr. Deacon Emmanuel

1.  Roman Catholicism (108)

2.  Non-Chalcedonian Christianity (109)

3.  European Reformation Protestantism (110)

4.  Protestantism in America (111)

5.  The Reformation and After in Britain (112)   Appendix: Church Statistics UK

6.  Protestantism and the World Council of Churches (113)

   & Lecture Summary

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NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS AND ATHEISM (to follow in 2015)

1.  Judaism (114)

2.  Islam (115)

3.  Hinduism (116)

4.  Buddhism (117)

5.  Sikhism (118)

6.  New Religions (119)

7.  Atheism (120)


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