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DR201L: THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The course will introduce you to the first five centuries of Christian life and belief. It traces the rise of Christianity from its origins as a Jewish sect to a position of cultural and religious dominance in the Roman Empire. It also looks at the development of central themes in early Christian theology and spirituality. The course consists of a series of lectures on key topics, and tutorial seminars on researching and presenting your work, and on various early Christian texts. The course also requires your own reading and research.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will introduce you to the first five centuries of Christian life and belief. It traces the rise of Christianity from its origins as a Jewish sect to a position of cultural and religious dominance in the Roman Empire. It also looks at the development of central themes in early Christian theology and spirituality. The course consists of a series of lectures on key topics, and tutorial seminars on researching and presenting your work, and on various early Christian texts. The course also requires your own reading and research.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Essay

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Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstand1. An understanding of the historical development of the life and thought of the Christian church in the first five centuries after Christ.
ConceptualAnalyse2. An awareness of the development of theological understanding and scriptural interpretation in the early church.
ProceduralRemember3. An awareness of a range of Christian doctrines that were formulated in the early church and continue to shape contemporary theological expression.
ReflectionEvaluate4. An awareness of the diversity and debate which characterises the secondary literature concerned with the early church.

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