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DIVINITY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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DR 301M / DR 351M
NEW DIRECTIONS IN NATURAL THEOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Re Manning

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will be available as DR 351M in 2012/13.

This course responds to the resurgence of interest in natural theology by offering a comparative analysis of the diverse contemporary developments in this area. This course takes as its starting point the recent revisionary re-evaluations of natural theology from naive Enlightenment apologetics and anti-scientific invocations of the "God of the gaps" to a tradition of sophisticated and robust theological engagements with philosophy, science, and the arts.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%) and 1 two-hour written examination (60%)
Breakdown of continuous assessment; one 1,000-word Encyclopaedia Entry review (10%) and 1-1,500 word essay (30%).

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