Undergraduate Course: Christian-Muslim Relations: diatribe, discourse and dialogue (THET10050)
|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||This course explores a variety of polemical and irenic writings by both Christians and Muslims throughout history. Through a close reading of select theological texts, ranging from the 8th century to the present day, the course examines the doctrinal issues which engaged the most brilliant minds in both religions. The course covers (in translation) Greek, Latin and Arabic texts covering themes such as christology, Mariology and Sufism.
This course explores a variety of polemical and irenic writings by both Christians and Muslims throughout history.
Through a close reading of select theological texts, ranging from the 8th century to the present day, the course examines the doctrinal issues which engaged the most brilliant minds in both religions. The course covers (in translation) Greek, Latin and Arabic texts covering themes such as christology, Mariology and Sufism.
Student Learning Experience Information:
Every week, in each two hour slot, there will be a prescribed close reading in which lecturer and students explore the main arguments of the text. This is followed by student seminar presentations based on themes emerging from those readings which will demonstrate student knowledge, critical engagement and receptivity to class feedback.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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:
- Understood some of the key issues which shaped the discourses between Christians and Muslims from the 8th/9th centuries to the modern period and engaged critically with primary texts and by judicious use of secondary sources, learnt to appreciate the continuing importance of understanding theology in an inter-religious context.
- Deepened their knowledge of Christian and Muslim theologies through writing one class essay using primary and secondary literature and 3 essays in the exam using similar tools.
- Enhanced class engagement through presenting to their colleagues one prepared oral seminar, participated constructively in discussion and shown ability to appreciate class and lecturer feedback to improve their written seminar.
- Gained a much deeper and more nuanced insight into the varying modes and themes of discussion between Christian and Muslim scholars and its relevance today.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Joshua Ralston
Tel: (0131 6)50 8928
|Course secretary||Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227