Aims of the Module
The purpose of this module is to explore the key doctrines of the Christian faith and their various expressions across history and the branches of the Church.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion, you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding and appreciation of the foundations of the Christian tradition
2. Apply sources, concepts and principles in analysing doctrinal differences among the major branches of the Church
3. Employ knowledge to construct a substantiated theological argument
4. Develop the skills to engage in increasingly specialist evaluation of theological subjects and sources
5. Effectively communicate information and arguments and deploy key techniques of the discipline
Indicative Module Content
This module will survey how theological systems develop both theoretically and historically. It will consider the concept of ‘orthodoxy’ in Christianity and the beliefs that all Christians share. It will consider the shape of several specific expressions of Christianity and enter into critical dialogue with them, questioning and evaluating their use of sources and their construction of doctrine. It will build on theological thinking skills obtained at Level 4 and model certain procedures for constructing and communicating theological ideas.
Written assignment 2500 words 60%
Written exam 2 hours 40%Back