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Course Overview

The course involves a consideration of the development of the Christian doctrine of God and related themes from Scripture to the 20th century. It pays close attention to significant texts in the Christian tradition (including creedal statements, and the writings of Origen, Augustine, Barth, and others), and to discussions of the doctrine of the trinity. The course requires careful reading of key primary texts.   Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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

We study the Christian doctrine of God, paying close attention to significant texts on the theme from within the Christian tradition. In previous years, the work of theologians such as Origen, Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin and Barth has featured. We proceed by way of careful reading of primary material, offering attention to intra-textual issues such as form, content, method, and sources, as well as to extra-textual issues such as context and development

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 25 - 35

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

Seminar participation and presentation (10%) Text analysis (2,500 words) (30%) Research essay (5,000–6,000 words) (60%).

Resits will be by way of an oral examination

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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