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Course Overview

What was the situation of the Church in medieval Scotland? What changes did the Reformation of 1560 bring? Who were the main players in the Scottish Reformation and beyond? Who were the covenanters and which policies and theologies did they represent? What changes did the 19th and 20th centuries have in store for the Kirk? This course introduces students to the landmarks of Scottish Church history with reference to relevant primary sources. Assessment is based on two essays.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Ma Spanish And Latin American Studies -Theology And Religion

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR301R Christianity in Scotland: Historical and Theological Explorations (Passed)
  • DR351R Christianity in Scotland: Historical and Theological Explorations (Passed)
  • DR352F Christianity in Scotland: History & Theology of the Church in Scotland (Passed)
  • DR402F Christianity in Scotland: History & Theology of the Church in Scotland (Studied)
  • DR452F Christianity in Scotland: History & Theology of the Church in Scotland (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will reflect on the historical and theological landmarks of Christianity in Scotland (e.g. the pre-Reformation and Reformation Church, the National Covenant, Presbyterians and Episcopalians, the rise of evangelicalism in the 19th century and the changing situations in the 20th and 21st centuries). The course will also consider at points the particular situation here in the North-East of Scotland and (if possible) include the religious topography of Old Aberdeen.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1500 word expository essay (40%)

2500 word research essay (60%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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