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DR554J: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES (2016-2017)

Last modified: 13 Sep 2017 15:23


Course Overview

Christian practices are not activities as such, and neither are they religious duties. They are patterns of communal life within the Christian tradition that address fundamental human needs by revealing the presence and power of God. Practices point beyond the individualism of our present culture and disclose the social qualities of the Christian life. This course will explore the role and the effect which a number of Christian practices have played in the lives of local congregations. Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon the potential role of these practices in their own areas of ministry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ken Jeffrey

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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

Christian practices are not activities as such, and neither are they religious duties. They are, rather, patterns of communal life within the Christian tradition that address fundamental human needs by revealing the presence and power of God. Practices point beyond the individualism of our present culture and disclose the social qualities of the Christian life. They are ultimately not our practices, but forms of participation in the practice of God.

         This course will explore the role and the effect which a number of Christian practices have played in the lives of local congregations. Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon the potential role of these practices in their own areas of ministry.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st attempt:

100% continuous assessment consisting of:

           Literature Review (2000 words) (30%)

           A Theological Essay (4000 words) (60%)

           Seminar participation / contribution (10%)

Resit: 100% continuous assessment consisting of an essay on a topic set by the Course Coordinator (6500 words)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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