Undergraduate Course: The Theology of Grace: Contemporary Issues (THET10034)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The theology of grace is belongs to the theology of the human person. The progress and development of the theology of grace in Christian tradition has been a matter of dispute, division, disruption, and dialogue. The issues can be distilled theologically, and articulated philosophically, phenomenologically, and existentially, and within a hermeneutics of faith.
Original issues were about how arguments over fate, freedom, and responsibility were to be overcome. Fate frizzles and fragments freedom, and no freedom means no responsibility, and thus neither merit nor guilt can be attributed.
The course visits key moments in the development of the theology of grace to expose the contemporary issues that are implicated.
Contemporary discussion on the relation between freedom and responsibility, the relation between the same and the other, and a hermeneutics of dialogue will be addressed.
The course is intended to be thematic rather than historical, although primary historical interlocutors will be called upon: Pelagius, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, and their co-respondents to issues.
Kung and Rahner will figure as issues are exposed, as also recent Lutheran Catholic Diaologue. A theological-philosophical context is provided by Ricoeur and Levinas and Derrida.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| N/A
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Equivalent courses as above.
Course Delivery Information
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| An understanding of the key philosophical and theological issues associated with the development of a theology of grace in a contemporary context.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Purcell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8940
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900