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Across two millenia, Christian theology has been advanced by contributions of leading theologians who have reflected upon substantive claims of the Christian faith, developed accounts of their interconnections and meaning, and engaged with the intellectual challenges raised in their era. This course invites students to detailed engagement with the work or onr or more leading theologians from the history of the Christian tradition by way of sustained study of primary texts in the context of lively seminar discussion and debate. Theologians considered may include figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher, Barth, von Balthasar, and Torrance. Download Course Guide
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course invites students to a sustained encounter with the life and work of major theologians who have contributed decisively to the formulation and development of the Christian theological tradition. Theologians considered may include figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher, Barth, von Balthasar, and Torrance. By way of extensive engagement with primary texts in the context of shared seminar discussion, we will explore the distinctive contributions made by the particular theologian(s) under consideration with a view to illuminating their significance in the formulation of Christian doctrine as well as enhancing our understanding of the nature, responsibilities and craft of theology as such.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Feedback will be given by course instructors in the form of personal conversation with students in seminar, detailed written comments on all submitted written work.