Postgraduate Course: Jesus Christ in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (THET11045)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A course on Christology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: how were the person and work of Jesus Christ understood amidst the breathtaking social and intellectual changes in this period?
This course offers a substantial engagement with a range of nineteenth and twentieth century understandings of the person and work of Jesus Christ. In so doing, it will explore challenges to the Christian imagination in both centuries, through developments in science, philosophy and history. In that context it will focus on a range of key figures (Kant, Feuerbach, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Bavinck, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Cone, von Balthasar, Moltmann and Johnson) and their contextualised articulations of Christology.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a secure understanding of key texts, historical events and concepts in the development of modern Christologies.
- Engage constructively and critically with Christology in various historical contexts.
- Develop critical skills in reading diverse theological texts.
- Engage in constructive and critical scholarly debate with peers.
|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 conduct independent research in preparing essays.
- Ability to articulate theological views on Christology.
|Keywords||Theology,Christology,Jesus Christ,nineteenth century,twentieth century
|Course organiser||Dr James Eglinton
Tel: (0131 6)50 8975
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227