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Intensive Weekend Theological Studies: Australia @ St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College | Donvale | Victoria | Australia
Lecturer: Very Rev Dr John Behr “The School of Alexandria”, founded by St Mark the Evangelist, is the oldest and most renowned of the Christian schools in the early Church. The School of Alexandria developed the first system of Christian theology and the allegorical method of exegesis. The unit will examine three of the key figures in the School of Alexandria – Origen, St Athanasius and St Cyril – and relate them to the historical development of theology and to the controversies which they engaged with. The abiding issues in scriptural exegesis and systematic theology and the historical and contemporary problem of the split between the Eastern and Oriental Churches will also be addressed in the study intensive. For more information:
2016 Beth Mardutho Summer School: Piscataway, NJ @ Beth Mardutho Campus  | Piscataway Township | New Jersey | United States
  Theme: “Christian Arabic” The course will introduce students to Christian literature in Arabic written from the eighth century to the present. Students attending this course must be able to read Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic. The readings will cover select genres of Christian literature in Arabic: biblical and patristic translations, apologetic and polemical literature, lives of the saints, and world chronicles. Select texts will be read in printed editions (whenever available) and in manuscripts. Additionally, the course will offer a general survey of Middle Eastern Christianity, its ecclesiastical, ethnic, and linguistic divisions, and Christian Arabic Studies as a field of research. For more information: