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How did the Jesus movement turn into the church? At what point did the church decide Jesus was God? How can God be one and three? What is heresy and why did it matter? How did Christianity relate to surrounding philosophy? Did theology develop and change? What were the sources for Christian thought and doctrine? The course introduces students to these questions through the rich history of Christian thought by considering a number of representative theological thinkers, such as Origen, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther and Calvin. Assessment is through two short essays and a final essay. Download Course Guide
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
The course will introduce students to the rich history of Christian thought by considering a number of representative theological thinkers. Students will be introduced to important developments in Christian thought and to formative theological controversies by close consideration of significant figures from the tradition. In previous years, theologians such as Irenaeus, Origen, Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther and Calvin have featured on the course.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Interaction with tutorial leaders and peers in tutorials will provide valuable opportunities for students to test their understanding of course materials throughout the half-session. The mid-term assignment will also provide timely written feedback prior to completion of other course assessment.