HSS2204 : The Art of Theological Reflection
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Mr Adrian Brooks
- Owning School: Philosophical Studies & Combined Honours
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module seeks to understand what theology is and how to do it by learning from five important Christian theologians throughout key turning points in history. Each lecture and seminar will focus on what each thinker has believed and taught about Christianity, but the goal is to discern from each thinker the art of theological reflection itself.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Introduction and Overview of Class
2. Augustine I
3. Augustine II
4. Aquinas I
5. Aquinas II
7. Essay Writing Workshop
8. Barth I
9. Barth II
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||82:00||82:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide background material for assigned texts and guidance for further reading.
Small group teaching allows students to clarify problems and present arguments.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||250 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Both formative and summative work will measure your skills in three areas:
1. engaging with primary sources and relevant secondary literature;
2. offering nuanced interpretations of key passages in your own words;
3. constructing convincing arguments that demonstrate a definite claim about how to best understand the issue.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk