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Details for Theologians: Method and Meaning


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  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE601
  • Credit points: 20

Prerequisites

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Unit Content

Outcomes

1. Explain the contribution of selected theologians central to Christian tradition (pre-20th century) to contemporary thought and practice;
2. Compare, contrast and evaluate the theological insights of selected authors;
3. Summarise the theological method of key 20/21st century theologians and explain the way this frames their theology;
4. Present research conclusions to peers and engage in constructive and critical dialogue.

Assessment Methods

Learning outcomes for subject

Assessment tasks

Type *

(see examples noted below this table)

Weighting

(% of total marks for subject)

1.     Explain the contribution of selected theologians central to Christian tradition (pre-20th century) to contemporary thought and practice;

 

2.     Compare, contrast and evaluate the theological insights of selected authors;

Forum Postings/Seminar Discussions (4000 words)

Read allocated texts from original sources (translated), complete summaries (according to set format) and engage in online and face-to-face dialogue, and;

Minor Essay (3000 words):

Choose one of these authors and write an essay exploring their contribution to contemporary theology.

20%

 

 

 

 

30%

3.     Summarise the theological method of key 20/21st century theologians and explain the way this frames their theology;

Comparative Essay (5000 words)

Select two theologians and write an essay comparing and contrasting their method and conclusions.

40 %

4.     Present research conclusions to peers and engage in constructive and critical dialogue.

Presentation (1 hour):

a.     Part a: Present the results of the comparative essay to the class (30 min)Part b: Respond to questions and engage in dialogue (30 min)

 

10%

Prescribed Text

Prescribed text book:

Ford, D., The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology since 1918. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.

Representative References

Recommended reading:

Aquinas (author) & Kreeft, P (translation and commentary). A Summa of the Summa San Francisco: Ignatius press, 1990.
Augustine, The Confessions. Oxford: Oxford University press, 2009.
_______, The City of God. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 2009.
Barth, K. Church dogmatics, London; T&T Clark, 2009.
Block, E. (ed.). Glory, Grace and Culture: The Work of Hans Urs Von Balthasar. New York: Paulist, 2005.
Bosco, Mark and David Stagaman (eds),  Finding God in All Things: Celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner, New York: Fordham University Press, 2007.
Bayer, O. Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2008.
Busch, Eberhard, Barth, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008.
Calvin, J. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 2009.
Enander, Glen, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Philaldelphia: Chelsea House, 2005.
Green, C. Karl Barth: Theologian of Freedom. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009.
Hinlicky, Paul R., Paths not taken: fates of theology from Luther to Leibniz, Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009.
Lonergan, B. Method in Theology. Toronto: University of Toronto press (second edition), 1990.
Moltmann, J. A Broad Place: An Autobiography. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009.
Moltmann, J. Experiences in Theology: Ways and Forms of Christian Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2000.
Myers, B. Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams. New York: Continuum, 2012.
Ogden, Steven G., The presence of God in the world: a contribution to postmodern Christology based on the theologies of Paul Tillich and Karl Rahner, Bern; New York: P. Lang, 2007.
Ormerod, N. Method, Meaning, and Revelation. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000.
Pannenberg, W. Systematic Theology, volume 1 to 3. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2010.
Schüssler Fiorenza, E. Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2011.
Tillich, P. Systematic Theology, volume 1 to 3. Chicago: University of Chicago press, 1976.
_______ The Courage to Be. USA: Yahoo! University press, 2000.