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Course Overview

This course engages at length and in depth with the thought of one or more formative thinkers in the Christian theological tradition, aiming to foster critical reflection on the scope and coherence of Christian teaching as well as the defining concerns and conventions of Christian systematic theology, and to cultivate in students the interpretative and analytical skills required for advanced work in the discipline. In this course, students will engage intensively with one or more major works from the Christian doctrinal tradition.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Paul Nimmo

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

In this course, students will engage intensively with one or more works from the Christian doctrinal tradition. This will typically take the form of close study of (some portion of) a major work of theological codification, such as a medieval summa, a post-reformation compendium, or a modern systematic theology, though on occasion other modes of engagement may be pursued.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Text analyses (10 papers; 750 words each) (60%) Final Oral exam (40%) – NB: the exam will be conducted by two members of academic staff and recorded so as to be made fully available to external examiners as required by University policies.

Resit: oral exam (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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