Postgraduate Course: Readings in Theological Anthropology (THET11044)
|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||A course exploring theological accounts of being human: what can we say, theologically, on the human body, the soul, the notion of the imago Dei, or indeed, on the nature of the 'self'?
This course offers a substantial exploration of theological accounts of being human. It poses the question, 'what does it mean to be human?' and explores a range of theologically oriented answers. It will focus on theological accounts of (i) the human body, (ii) the soul, (iii) the notion of humanity as imago Dei, and (iv) the 'self'.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students are permitted subject to the permission of the course manager.
|High Demand Course?
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Acquire an advanced knowledge of theological accounts of the human body, the soul, the imago Dei, and the notion of the 'self'.
- Demonstrate the ability to read theological texts critically, and in historical context.
- Demonstrate the ability to construct theology systematically, across a range of doctrinal loci.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings and demonstrate good judgment about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
- Develop independent research skills, in the preparation of the essay.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Ability to read and analyse diverse texts (primary and secondary sources), and discern material of central and peripheral importance.
- Ability to think constructively and systematically.
- Ability to express one's ideas clearly and coherently in both written in spoken English.
- Ability to work independently in preparing both essays and seminar presentations.
- Ability to articulate theological views on the human being.
|Keywords||Theology, anthropology, human, body, soul, image, self
|Course organiser||Dr James Eglinton
Tel: (0131 6)50 8975
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227