Postgraduate Course: Creeds, Councils and Controversies: Reformation and Modern (ECHS11004)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of the course is to enable students to understand and reflect critically upon the historical contexts in which theology has been developed and assailed, c 1500-2000. The course therefore explores major challenges to faith that have shaped theology in the period, namely confessional divisions of the Reformation era; the development of biblical criticism; the rise of modern science; the spread in the West of industrial society, secularism, Christian pluralism; the globalisation and diversification of Christianity via the overseas mission movement; Nazi ideology.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must submit a 3,000 word essay.
|No Exam Information
| On successful completion of the course, students should be able to show:
understanding of the historical origins and theological and ecclesiastical significance of texts such as the Augsburg Confession, Rerum Novarum and the Barmen Declaration;
ability to analyse and assess the major factors;
a critical awareness of the role of selected important individuals in the course and resolution of major controversies;
competence in assessing primary texts, theologically and historically;
good skills in oral and written discussion of the material.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Susan Hardman Moore
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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