Introducing Christian Theologies (THE1103)

15 credits

This module introduces some primary concepts associated with the study of theology in the Western Christian tradition. You will be introduced to the major sources of Christian theology, Scripture, tradition, reason and experience, and the ways in which these have been understood to interrelate. You will engage with the language of theological study and be introduced to major areas of Christian doctrinal theology, such as creation, theological anthropology, evil and suffering, the doctrine of God, Christology, pneumatology, eschatology, soteriology, and ecclesiology. You will engage with primary texts by key theologians, and will also begin to engage with contextual theologies and to understand how critical theories have impacted upon accounts of Christian theology. The module will introduce you to questions surrounding theologies in practice, through a focus on issues such as climate change, global relations, and bodily justice.