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DR201M: THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY (2023-2024)

Last modified: 26 Oct 2023 16:46


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
  • Professor John Behr

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

  • One of Certificate In Theology or () or Diploma In Theology

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.


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Word Count 3000
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Course Learning Outcomes

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

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