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DR251N: INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY: THINKING THE FAITH (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

What do Christians believe? Why do they believe it? Can it (despite everything!) possibly be true? And if so, what difference does it make? Taking an 'insider's view' of Christian belief, this course asks what it means to think and to speak Christianly about God, Jesus, creation, religion, human community and responsibility, death, life and other little things.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Paul Nimmo

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR101P Introduction to Christian Theology: Thinking the Faith (Online) (Passed)
  • DR151P Introduction to Christian Theology: Thinking the Faith (Online) (Studied)
  • DR201N Introduction to Christian Theology: Thinking the Faith (Passed)
  • DR201P Introduction to Christian Theology: Thinking the Faith (Online) (Passed)
  • DR251P Introduction to Christian Theology: Thinking the Faith (Online) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will introduce students to the essential elements of historic Christian belief as summarised in the ancient creeds of the church. It will engage students in the practice of theological reflection by examining the central tenets of Christian doctrine in their historical context and contemporary expression. Critical reflection upon the doctrines of God, creation, the person and work of Christ, the Spirit, and the nature and mission of the church will be central concerns.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 35

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Summative Assessments

Expository Paper (1500 words)

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandTo understand and analyse the central tenets of Christian faith as these are set forth in the teaching of the ancient creeds of the church
ConceptualUnderstandTo explore questions related to the historical and contemporary significance of Christian doctrines.
ConceptualAnalyseTo develop capacities to read and analyse complex and historical texts.
ConceptualApplyTo build capacity for the articulation of complex ideas and argued judgments in both writing and oral exchange.
FactualUnderstandTo understand and analyse the central tenets of Christian faith as these are set forth in the teaching of the ancient creeds of the church
ConceptualUnderstandTo explore questions related to the historical and contemporary significance of Christian doctrines.
ConceptualAnalyseTo develop capacities to read and analyse complex and historical texts.
ConceptualApplyTo build capacity for the articulation of complex ideas and argued judgments in both writing and oral exchange.

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