2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
THEO3215 Modern Theologians
20 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: Dr Alistair McFadyen
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsONE of: THEO2295; THEO2400; THEO2090; THEO3295; THEO3110; THEO3170; THEO 2320; THEO2780.
|THEO2090||The Theology of St Paul|
|THEO2295||Humanity in Christian Thought|
|THEO2320||Theology and Ethical Theory|
|THEO2400||The Making of Modern Belief|
|THEO2780||Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa|
|THEO3110||Gay & Lesbian Christian Theo|
|THEO3170||Religion, Belief and Ethics|
|THEO3295||Humanity in Christian Thought|
This module is mutually exclusive with
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module explores how Christian thought developed in response to the world-changing events of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. We will look at the impact on Christian theology of the two world wars, of major intellectual and political movements such as feminism and postcolonialism, and of other changes affecting Christianity worldwide. We will study key modern theological texts in detail, and debate their implications and importance.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to engage with a theological corpus of writing in a way sensitive to the interrelation of substantive theological judgments and methodological options. They will be able to debate the contribution of some of the key systematic theologians of the twentieth century, of their contribution to theological debate, in relation to both particular doctrinal loci, to their systematic interrelation, and to the strategy of theology in relation to the modern world. Students will also have developed their own criteria for the making of theological judgments and have advanced their ability to articulate and defend these against alternative options, sensitive to the challenges of contemporary intellectual culture. Students will also be able to read primary theological material intensively and with sensitivity.
Lectures and group project (leading to presentation) options in the following: Background to Twentieth Century Theology; Barth; Tillich; Bultmann; Bonhoeffer; Rahner; Moltmann; Pannenberg; Schillebeeck; von Balthasar; Tracy; feminist theologies; liberation theology; contemporary American theologies.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||167.00|
|Total Contact hours||33.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study33 hours - Reading for lectures
74 hours - Group project work
60 hours - Preparing/ writing essay
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackPeer and tutor monitoring and evaluation in group projects. Lectures will also provide explicit opportunities for checking understanding and raising points of clarification. Opportunity to submit draft essay.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2018
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