Postgraduate Course: Theologies of World Christianity (WRCH11020)
|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||This course offers critical engagement with Christian theologies developed in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with particular focus on their approaches to cultural and sociopolitical concerns.
The course aims to broaden students' understanding of Christian theology by helping them to understand how key theological themes have developed in global contexts. With a particular focus on Africa, Asia, and Latin America, students will be exposed to the theological challenges faced by Christians around the world. Theories about contextualisation are considered in relation to the cultural and sociopolitical concerns of these contexts.
The course will cover theoretical issues in the field, as well as offer a survey of theological themes through primary and secondary source material. Some of the themes that will be covered include: God and Gods (theology proper); Guilt, Shame, and the Sinned Against (theological anthropology); Messiah, Sage, Ancestor (Christology); I Am Because We Are (ecclesiology).
Student Learning Experience Information:
The course has a programme of a one-hour lecture plus a one-hour seminar per week. There is a schedule of reading to be carried out before each seminar. Through participation in lecture and tutorial discussions, as well as through written work, students will demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes.
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.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|| 4,000 word essay (90%) and class presentation (10%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a secure understanding of key texts, historical events and ideas in the development of world Christianity.
- Engage constructively and critically with theology in various global contexts.
- Develop critical skills in the application of theology to cultural and ethical questions.
- Engage in constructive and critical scholarly debate with peers.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||culture,theology,world Christianity,Africa,Asia,Latin America
|Course organiser||Dr Alexander Chow
|Course secretary||Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227