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Postgraduate Course: Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics (THET11026)

Course Outline
School School of Divinity College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Not available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Theology and Ethics Other subject area None
Course website http://www.div.ed.ac.uk Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description This course offers the opportunity for sustained critical engagement with Karl Barth&ęs Church Dogmatics, one of the landmark works of twentieth century theology. The course will explore a selection of the theological doctrines treated by the text, such as election, Christology, pneumatology, ecclesiology, ethics, and the Christian life. At each stage, the course seeks to promote a critical yet constructive dialogue between Barth and alternative theological positions.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 11:10 - 13:00
First Class Week 1, Wednesday, 11:10 - 13:00, Zone: New College. McIntyre room
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, a student will be able to demonstrate:
1) an understanding of some of the key features of Karl Barth's theology and an awareness of some of the theological and ethical issues at stake in his work;
2) an ability to write an essay showing independent, critical analysis of one or more of the theological or ethical dimensions of the Church Dogmatics;
3) the ability to engage and evaluate the views of other scholars who have also explored the theological and ethical dimensions of the Church Dogmatics;
4) the ability to engage in constructive scholarly discussion and debate with other seminar members.
Assessment Information
The assessment will be based on an essay of 3,000-4,000 words.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Systematic Theology, Theological Ethics, Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics.
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Paul Nimmo
Tel:
Email: paul.nimmo@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Ms Felicity Smail
Tel: 0131 650 7227
Email: F.Smail@ed.ac.uk
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