Program :

Baccalaureate in Theology

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Teacher :

Kuzhuppil T.


The aim of this course is to familiarize life, works and theology of the Latin Fathers. This course begins with the discussion on the theological reflections of Tertullian of Carthage (d. Ca. 220). and ends with Gregory the Great (d. 604) and Isidore of Seville (d. 636). There is a description of the ecclesiological vision of Cyprian of Carthage. Following it. there is a discussion on the contributions of four great Latin Fathers: Ambrose. Jerome. Augustine and Gregory the Great. Trinitarian mystery explained by Novation and Hilary of Poitiers, writings of Ambrosiaster and Christology of Leo I. are other themes. We conclude with the description of western monastic developments: John Cassian. Rule of Augustine and Rule of Benedict.


  1. Di Berardino. A.. The Golden Age of Latin Patristic Literature (Maryland 1986).
  2. Osborn. E.. Tertullian: First Theologian of the West (Cambridge 1997).
  3. Quasten. J.. Patrology, vol. 4 (Rome 1977).
  4. Trape. A.. Saint Augustine (New York 1986).