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Creating Christianity – Writings of the Church Fathers and the First Ecumenical Councils

This course is a sequel to last year’s popular course on the making of the Christian canon in the second century and on the writings that did not make the cut. In this course, we examine the controversies of the 3rd, 4th and 5th centuries which led to the creation of the Christian church and the definition of orthodox Christianity in the historic creeds. With readings and discussion of the writings of the church fathers and so-called ‘heretical’ texts. SUGGESTED READING Henry... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Creating Christianity – Writings of the Church Fathers and the First Ecumenical Councils

<p>This course is a sequel to last year’s popular course on the making of the Christian canon in the second century and on the writings that did not make the cut. In this course, we examine the

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Philosophy Basics: Ontology - The Theory of Existence

Apples, rainbows and our sense of justice have absolutely nothing in common, except that they all somehow ‘exist’. But what does it mean to say that something ‘exists’, that something just ‘is’? What do existent things have or do that non-existent things don’t? Philosophers have pondered this question for millennia, yet there appears still to be no real consensus. In this short course we elaborate the underlying concepts, and construct from them a framework for understanding –... [More]
$86 Limited inc GST / $77
Philosophy Basics: Ontology - The Theory of Existence

<p>Apples, rainbows and our sense of justice have absolutely nothing in common, except that they all somehow ‘exist’. But what does it mean to say that something ‘exists’, that something just ‘is’?

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Philosophy of Fiction: Modernism to the Contemporary

The 19th century novel was primarily representational; its purpose was to describe or reflect the world, but in the Modern novel language is also understood as forming ‘reality’. The Modern novel responds to ideas in the new sciences; behavioral sociology; and psychology. The theory of the unconscious was of great interest to the Modern novelists, particularly the ‘mythic/primitive’ structure of our passions and desires. Thomas Mann’s monumental novel The Magic Mountain will be one... [More]

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