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HSS2204 : The Art of Theological Reflection

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Week
1.       Introduction and Overview of Class
2.       Augustine I
3.       Augustine II
4.       Aquinas I
5.       Aquinas II
6.       Luther
7.       Essay Writing Workshop
8.       Barth I
9.       Barth II
10.       Rahner

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery31:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study182:0082:00N/A
Total100:00
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.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1001500 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2M250 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 Lists

Timetable