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DR251P: INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY: THINKING THE FAITH (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


Course Overview

What do Christians believe? Why do they believe it? Can it (despite everything!) possibly be true? And if so, what difference does it make? Taking an 'insider's view' of Christian belief, this course asks what it means to think and to speak Christianly about God, Jesus, creation, religion, human community and responsibility, death, life and other little things.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Tom Greggs

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 students to the essential elements of historic Christian belief as summarised in the ancient creeds of the church. It will engage students in the practice of theological reflection by examining the central tenets of Christian doctrine in their historical context and contemporary expression. Critical reflection upon the doctrines of God, creation, the person and work of Christ, the Spirit, and the nature and mission of the church will be central concerns.


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

Expository Paper (1500 words)

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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback Word Count 2000
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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

via MyAberdeen

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo develop capacities to read and analyse complex and historical texts.
FactualUnderstandTo understand and analyse the central tenets of Christian faith as these are set forth in the teaching of the ancient creeds of the church
ConceptualUnderstandTo explore questions related to the historical and contemporary significance of Christian doctrines.
ConceptualApplyTo build capacity for the articulation of complex ideas and argued judgments in both writing and oral exchange.

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