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DR503M: PREACHING: EXPLORING THE THEOLOGY AND PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN WITNESS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course engages students in a sustained exploration of theology and practice of preaching in the context of Christian worship with a view to the wider horizon of public communication. Initial investigation of traditional and contemporary theologies of the Word prepares us to focus upon the theological and rhetorical analysis of actual sermons considered in video, audio and textual forms.

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Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First 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?

  • Divinity And Religious Studies (DR) (Studied)
  • 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

This course engages students in a sustained exploration of the theology and practice of preaching in the context of Christian worship with a view to the wider horizon of public communication. Initial investigation of traditional and contemporary theologies of the Word prepares us to focus upon the theological and rhetorical analysis of actual sermons considered in video, audio and textual forms. We will critically examine the theological frameworks within which preaching is understood, various possibilities for understanding the relation of biblical text, contemporary context, and preached sermon, as well questions concerning the interplay of form and content in the act of preaching.  An overarching question for the course concerns the role of doctrinal and ecclesiological commitments in giving concrete shape to acts of Christian witness.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1st attempt:

100% continuous assessment consisting of

·      A theological essay (2500 words) (40%)

·      A critical sermon analysis (3500 words) (50%)

Seminar participation / contribution (10%)

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

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

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