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DIVINITY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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DR 301A / DR 351A
THE BEGINNING AND ENDS OF CREATION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Wood

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be enrolled in programme year 3 or above.

Note(s): This course will be available as DR 301A in 2012/13.

The Christian tradition speaks of the world as creation, a reality that is God's from beginning to end. Through close readings and seminar discussion of selected texts, this course will consider what some classic texts from this tradition have to say about the origin and destiny of creation and about the coherence of the world and our place within it. By examining such questions, we win a better understanding of contemporary debates about where we have come from, what we are, and where it is all going.

1 two-hour seminars per week during the half-session.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); a 2,500 word essay (30%) and a class presentation (10%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).