Philosophy Department

Mathew Mathew Jacob

Mathew Mathew Jacob, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Christology of Severus of Antioch from Catholic Theological Faculty, University of Salzburg, Austira (2001)
  • M.A. in Christian Theology from Catholic Theological Faculty, University of Salzburg, Austira (1998)
  • B.A. in Christian Theology from Board of Theological Education, Senate of Serampore College, IND (1994)
  • B.A. in Physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India (1990)

Research Interests

  • Christian Theology
  • Orthodox Theology
  • Severus of Antioch
  • Patristics
  • World Religions
  • Humanities
  • Baroque Paintings
  • Writings of Paulose Mar Gregorios
  • Early Christian Mysticism

Recent Research Activities

  • Caravaggio: Conversion of St. Paul

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10756 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
11457 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81671 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
81917 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10778 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web Web Available
This is a three credit hour interdisciplinary study on arts and sciences stemming from diverse cultural and historical contexts. Humanities also attempt to gather contributions from various human traditions to the world civilization. It begins from prehistoric and ancient civilizations, moves on to Medieval Europe, the Renaissance, and reaches the World Beyond. Art, literature, music, philosophy, religion and architecture are the avenues here to focus on. The student is advised to always refer back to primary sources (translated from original languages mostly) if at hand, for instance, like ‘the Code of Hammurabi’ or the ‘African Creation Myths’.
21416 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web Web Available
This is a three credit hour interdisciplinary study on arts and sciences stemming from diverse cultural and historical contexts. Humanities also attempt to gather contributions from various human traditions to the world civilization. It begins from prehistoric and ancient civilizations, moves on to Medieval Europe, the Renaissance, and reaches the World Beyond. Art, literature, music, philosophy, religion and architecture are the avenues here to focus on. The student is advised to always refer back to primary sources (translated from original languages mostly) if at hand, for instance, like ‘the Code of Hammurabi’ or the ‘African Creation Myths’.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81900 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web Web Available
This is a three credit hour interdisciplinary course on arts and sciences stemming from diverse cultural and historical contexts. Humanities also attempt to cognize contributions from various human traditions to the world civilization. It begins from prehistoric and ancient civilizations, moves on to Medieval Europe and the Renaissance, and reaches the World Beyond. Art, literature, music, philosophy, religion and architecture are the main avenues here to focus on. The student is advised to always refer back to primary sources (translated from original languages mostly) if at hand, for instance, like ‘African Creation Myths’ or the ‘Code of Hammurabi’.

HUMANISTIC TRADITION I is opening doors for interested students into the wonderful concourse of humanities. Humanities as academic discipline intend to know more on the past human predicaments by employing analytical, critical, and/or speculative tools. These tools come handy, when the student of humanities has little to no empirical data available at hand; unlike it is the case with natural sciences. Hence, humanities prefer qualitative approach to a quantitative one. As academic discipline, Humanities attempt to figure out the present human predicaments by better understanding the past ones employing the tool of critical thinking and analysis. Therefore, it draws from geology, paleontology, anthropology, archeology, ethnography, history, cultural studies, mythology, religion, art, architecture, philosophy, literature, painting, music, and, dance etc. to name a few. In short, Humanities attempt to systematically analyze the small steps the human race has made over time and thereby comprehensively understand the giant leaps it has made over the ages. This in turn helps Humanities to effectively predict the trajectory the future human generations are about to take. Study of Humanities helps one to discover and rediscover meaning and purpose of one’s own life through broadening of knowledge horizons of the world one lives in. On the other hand, one can learn to be non-judgmental about the world around by appreciating its beauty and goodness. Knowledge in humanities will, of course, make very good humans.
92003 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Web Web Available
This is a three credit hour interdisciplinary course on arts and sciences stemming from diverse cultural and historical contexts. Humanities also attempt to cognize contributions from various human traditions to the world civilization. It begins from prehistoric and ancient civilizations, moves on to Medieval Europe and the Renaissance, and reaches the World Beyond. Art, literature, music, philosophy, religion and architecture are the main avenues here to focus on. The student is advised to always refer back to primary sources (translated from original languages mostly) if at hand, for instance, like ‘African Creation Myths’ or the ‘Code of Hammurabi’.

HUMANISTIC TRADITION I is opening doors for interested students into the wonderful concourse of humanities. Humanities as academic discipline intend to know more on the past human predicaments by employing analytical, critical, and/or speculative tools. These tools come handy, when the student of humanities has little to no empirical data available at hand; unlike it is the case with natural sciences. Hence, humanities prefer qualitative approach to a quantitative one. As academic discipline, Humanities attempt to figure out the present human predicaments by better understanding the past ones employing the tool of critical thinking and analysis. Therefore, it draws from geology, paleontology, anthropology, archeology, ethnography, history, cultural studies, mythology, religion, art, architecture, philosophy, literature, painting, music, and, dance etc. to name a few. In short, Humanities attempt to systematically analyze the small steps the human race has made over time and thereby comprehensively understand the giant leaps it has made over the ages. This in turn helps Humanities to effectively predict the trajectory the future human generations are about to take. Study of Humanities helps one to discover and rediscover meaning and purpose of one’s own life through broadening of knowledge horizons of the world one lives in. On the other hand, one can learn to be non-judgmental about the world around by appreciating its beauty and goodness. Knowledge in humanities will, of course, make very good humans.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Jan 13, 2017

Philosophy Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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