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DR302D: REFORMATION, REASON & REVOLT: CHURCH, POLITICS & THEOLOGY (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

The European Reformation was a time of immense ecclesiastical, social, intellectual and political transformation that changed the religious and cultural landscape of the West forever. By way of regular seminars, this course draws students into detailed exploration of critical events, developments, ideas and debates of this tumultous period in history to consider the nature of the transformations which it bequethed to subsequent centuries up to and including our own.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Philip Ziegler
  • Dr Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 3

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course explores the history of European Christianity during the period of the Reformation (15th - 17th c). Focussing upon 16th century efforts to reform the church and the permanent rifts such efforts ultimately created within western Christianity, we consider developments in Roman Catholic doctrine and practice ensuing from internal and external pressure to reform, the origins and early development of national Protestant churches (Reformed, Lutheran and Anglican), as well as more radical Christian parties which often shared uneasy relations with political states and their allied churches; the course also examines the emergence of a divided Christendom and the political revolutions which accompaned this transformation of the European religious landscape. Special attention is given to critical examination of the central theological issues and debates of the period with a view to understanding both the nature and stakes of these divisive disputes.  Regular seminars will offer students a broad introduction to developments in Christian theology, spirituality and institutional life during this period. Direct engagement with contemporary primary texts will offer students opportunities to consider individual items of historical evidence in greater depth.


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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(Research Essay)

Word Count 2500
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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(Expository Essay)

Word Count 1500
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Feedback Word Count 4000
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Course Learning Outcomes

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