|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module is particularly suitable for students who have taken introductory theology modules, perhaps at their home institution (e.g. study abroad Loyola students).
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.
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
1) to introduce students to different methods of theological reflection
2) to guide students in evaluating and interpreting classic theological texts with historical sensitivity and critical rigour
3) to assist students in identifying theological disagreement
4) to equip students with the skills to charitably present what is at stake in a given debate
5) to mentor students in constructing convincing arguments that demonstrate a definite claim about how to best understand the issue from interpretations of primary sources informed by secondary scholarship.
To enhance and develop:
1) Critical thinking
2) Precision in expression
3) Structuring and developing an argument
4) Interpreting complex texts
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|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|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||85:00||85:00||N/A|
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||1||M||250 words|
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.
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