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DR402C: ENCOUNTERS WITH GREAT THEOLOGIANS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 15:21


Course Overview

Across two millenia, Christian theology has been advanced by contributions of leading theologians who have reflected upon substantive claims of the Christian faith, developed accounts of their interconnections and meaning, and engaged with the intellectual challenges raised in their era.  This course invites students to detailed engagement with the work or onr or more leading theologians from the history of the Christian tradition by way of sustained study of primary texts in the context of lively seminar discussion and debate. Theologians considered may include figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher, Barth, von Balthasar, and Torrance.  Download Course Guide

 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Rev David Emerton

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 4

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

This course invites students to a sustained encounter with the life and work of major theologians who have contributed decisively to the formulation and development of the Christian theological tradition. Theologians considered may include figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher, Barth, von Balthasar, and Torrance.  By way of extensive engagement with primary texts in the context of shared seminar discussion, we will explore the distinctive contributions made by the particular theologian(s) under consideration with a view to illuminating their significance in the formulation of Christian doctrine as well as enhancing our understanding of the nature, responsibilities and craft of theology as such.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

33 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • Two 3000-word essays (90%)
  • Seminar participation (10%)

Resit

  • No resit

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Feedback will be given by course instructors in the form of personal conversation with students in seminar, detailed written comments on all submitted written work, and detailed written feedback on seminar presentations.

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