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DR351U: CHRISTENDOM DIVIDED: LUTHER, CALVIN AND THE COUNCIL OF TRENT (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:35


Course Overview

This newly revised course examines the central theological disputes which dominated and shaped European Christianity in the 16th century. It explores the origins and development of Protestantism with particular reference to two of the most influential Reformation theologians: Martin Luther and John Calvin. Particular attention will be given to those aspects of their thought which distinguished them from late-medieval/contemporary Roman Catholic teaching and its authoritative restatement at the Council of Trent, as well as from one another. For further details see the course guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Philip Ziegler

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course examines the central theological disputes which dominated and shaped European Christianity in the 16th century. It attends to the origins and development of early Protestantism with particular reference to two of the most influential Reformation theologians: Martin Luther and John Calvin. Particular attention will be given to those aspects of Luther and Calvin?s thought which collectively distinguished them from late-medieval/contemporary Roman Catholic teaching and its authoritative restatement at the Council of Trent, as well as from one another. Particular attention will be given to those doctrines and practices whose contestation would prove generative and formative for what become early modern Protestantism in its Lutheran and Reformed expressions, as well as 'Roman Catholicism'. century. It attends to the origins and development of early Protestantism with particular reference to two of the most influential Reformation theologians: Martin Luther and John Calvin. Particular attention will be given to those aspects of Luther and Calvin's thought which collectively distinguished them from late-medieval/contemporary Roman Catholic teaching and its authoritative restatement at the Council of Trent, as well as from one another. Particular attention will be given to those doctrines and practices whose contestation would prove generative and formative for what become early modern 'Protestantism' in its Lutheran and Reformed expressions, as well as 'Roman Catholicism'.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 10% Seminar Participation 30% Book review (1500 words) 60% Course essay (3500 words) Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment occurs orally throughout the course based on the students' participation in the seminars, their preparation and contribution to the discussions.

Feedback

The students obtain prompt and detailed feedback on their presentation as well as on the submitted essay, and if requested, on the exam.

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