Undergraduate Course: Church, Sacraments and Ministry 3/4 (THET10001)
|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 the church and its ministry particularly in the context of the relationship of word and sacrament, relating these to contemporary issues facing the church and its ministry.
The course explores the understanding of church, sacraments and ministry in Reformed and ecumenical contexts. Focus is upon the history, doctrine and practice of ordained ministry with particular reference to Scottish Reformed contexts. The course is required of all Church of Scotland candidates, although it is open to all other qualified students.
Attention is devoted to contested accounts of the church, infant baptism, the real presence of Christ in the Eucharistic elements, theologies of ordination, visual culture and the Reformation, church and state, new approaches to mission, and the history of worship in Scotland.
Student Learning Experience Information:
Each session will comprise a short lecture from the course teacher followed by a student-led presentation of the prescribed text. For each of access, texts are made available either electronically or through purchase in a single course pack. Essay topics enable students to explore other themes (e.g. confirmation or the eldership) and to work from different ecclesiological perspectives (e.g. Scottish Episcopalianism).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- should have gained an understanding of Reformed theologies of church, sacraments and ministry in historical and theological perspective;
- should have gained an understanding of different approaches to Christian worship with particular regard to the relationship between word and sacrament;
- should be able to read critically and comment upon a number of important texts in the designated areas of study;
- should be able to relate the study of historical and theological texts to issues of concern in the contemporary church and its ministry;
- should have enhanced the development of their presentational and communication skills in a small group setting.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof David Fergusson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8912
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900