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DR501Q: GREAT THINKERS IN THEOLOGICAL ETHICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

Can properly theological ways of thinking and acting allow us to attend and respond to concrete challenges and problems confronting the world today? Or does theology continually (and inherently) tempt us to look above and beyond reality and its claims?  This course is organised around a series of engagements with prominent modern theologians and their texts. In particular, we will engage this material with a particular view to questions of concreteness, embodiment, and identity. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Michael Laffin

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

Can properly theological ways of thinking and acting allow us to attend and respond to concrete challenges and problems confronting the world today? Or does theology continually (and inherently) tempt us to look above and beyond reality and its claims?  This course is organised around a series of engagements with prominent modern theologians and their texts. In particular, we will engage this material with a particular view to questions of concreteness, embodiment, and identity. 


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x15 minute oral presentation (10% each)

1200-1500 words book review (20%)

5000-5500 word essay (60%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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