Course Information

Lives of The Saints (CHST 6252)

Term: Academic Year 2017-2018 Fall


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Thu, 2:10 PM - 4:30 PM (8/28/2017 - 12/20/2017) Location: MAIN CLASS 110


This course examines the genre of Early Christina and Byzantine lives of the saints (hagiography). Texts studied represent various literary forms and depict a wide range of saints' lives. Attention will be given to the historical and religious functions of the texts. Particular attention will be given to the place and use of the lives of the saints within the life and tradition of the Orthodox Church.