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Christian Theology and Church History Course Units

Church History

CH4120 Church History

To trace the development of the Christian Church from its beginnings in Jerusalem to the turn of the twenty-first century, assessing the significance of various leaders, thinkers and movements.

CH4140 History of Urban Mission

To gain an understanding of the history of urban mission (with particular attention to the UK) and to appreciate its value for contemporary mission.

CH5201 Early Church

Further studies in the history of the Church up to 451 AD. Prerequisite: CH4100, or permission of the lecturer.

CH5305 Wesleyan Tradition

A survey of the development of Wesleyan theology and churchmanship in both Great Britain and America from Wesley’s death in 1791 to the present.

CH6300 Selected CH Topics

An intensive study of selected documents and/or themes in Church History.

CH6306 Medieval Church and Reformation

An examination of the religious situation of Renaissance Europe from Luther to the Reformation in Scotland and England. Prerequisite: CH4120, or permission of the lecturer.

CH6303 Modern Church

A survey of church history, primarily in Europe, from 1789 to the present. Prerequisite: CH4120 or permission of the lecturer.

CH6304 Wesley Studies

A critical appraisal of the life and work of John and Charles Wesley and their place in the Eighteenth Century Revival.

Christian Theology

CT4100 Introduction to Theology

A preliminary examination of the claims of Christian Theology to be a distinct academic discipline, and a preliminary exploration of its nature and method.

CT5200 Christian Doctrine (20 Credits)

An overview of the central themes of Christian theology with a view to developing critical thinking regarding the discipline of Christian doctrine. Prerequisite: CHT4100, or permission of the lecturer.

CT5320 Theology of Mission

An interdisciplinary exploration of the Missio Dei, focussing primarily on the relation of the central Christian doctrines to mission (Content) through appropriate methods and relevant organisational structures (Competence).

CHT6300 Selected CT Topics

An intensive study of selected documents and/or themes in Christian Theology.

CHT6310 Christian Holiness

A study of the issues involved in formulating a doctrine of Christian holiness based on Scripture in the light of the differing viewpoints held historically in the Church. A multi-disciplinary ‘Capstone Course,’ normally taken in the final academic year, the course assumes that students will have completed a range of advanced level units.

CT6311 Contemporary Theology 1

A study of some of the writings of some major figures in mid-twentieth century theology and a critical appraisal of various theologians. Prerequisite: CT5200, or permission of the lecturer.

CT6312 Contemporary Theology 2

A study of some of the writings of some major figures in late twentieth-century theology and a critical appraisal of some theologians and some contemporary schools of thought. Prerequisite: CT6311, or permission of the lecturer.

CT6321 Philosophical Theology

A philosophical enquiry into the main issues raised by the Christian faith, with particular attention to the arguments for Theism. Prerequisite: CT5200, or permission of the lecturer.

CT6322 Apologetics

Further philosophical explorations with particular attention to some aspects of the relationship between Christian theology and natural science, the existence of evil in the world, and the issues raised in discussion between Christianity and some alternative systems of belief. Prerequisite: CT5200, or permission of the lecturer.

CT6331 Historical Theology 1

A study of the writings of Irenaeus, Athanasius, Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory of Nyssa in translation. Prerequisite: CT5200, or permission of the lecturer.

CT6332 Historical Theology 2

A study of the writings of Martin Luther and John Calvin. Prerequisite: CT6331, or permission of the lecturer.

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