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Undergraduate Course: Calvin in Context (THET10053)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryCalvin's Institutes is a classic text of Christian theology. In this course students explore Calvin's ideas in depth, in seminar discussions of the text, and through lectures which set the Institutes in the wider context of Calvin's writings, Genevan practice, 16th century controversy and modern scholarship.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements It is recommended that students have passed two courses at Level 8 in either Theology or History.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least two Theology/History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, students will have acquired knowledge and understanding of:
- key themes in the Institutes;
- the 16th century context of Calvin's thought;
- important theological concepts in Reformation debates;
- recent scholarship on Calvin's theology;
- recent scholarship on the political, social and cultural context of his work;
- the place of Calvin in the development of Christian theology.
Students will be able to:
- work in detail with Calvin's text, and explain its theological and historical significance;
- juxtapose and compare the ideas of different thinkers in Calvin's debates with his contemporaries, and in debates among modern scholars;
- transfer enhanced analytical skills to other courses and future work;
- transfer enhanced skills of presentation, oral and written, to other courses and future work;
- demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsCalvin, Reformation, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, History of Christianity.
Contacts
Course organiserProf Susan Hardman Moore
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: S.Hardmanmoore@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: Kate.Munro@ed.ac.uk
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