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DIVINITY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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DR 4082 / DR 4582
THE REFORMATION IN SCOTLAND
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Denlinger

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students at level 3 or 4 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will be available as DR 4582 in 2012/13.

This course examines radical changes and continuities in Scottish religious life and thought between c1450 and the revolutions of the 17th century. Students will be introduced to a range of primary sources relating to the following topics: Scottish religious life and thought on the eve of the Reformation; Christian Humanism in Scotland; martyrdom; poetry and drama in the service of reform; Catholic reformers and controversialists; the Reformed confessions of faith; fasting and communion seasons; discipline and repentance; recusancy and exile; Episcopacy and Presbyterianism; theologies of resistance and obedience; the National Covenant and the Covenanting revolution; the Sectaries.

12 one-hour lectures and 12 two-hour seminars.

1st Attempt: a class presentation (10%); an essay of 3,000-3,500 words (40%); a final examination (50%).

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

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

Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.