Theology in the Second Millennium: Engaging with Paradigm Shifts
Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:
Analyse and assess the formative philosophical, social and cultural influences that shaped the medieval and modern theological perspectives.
Explore in depth significant theological paradigm shifts.
Develop a sense of the different vocabularies and conceptual frameworks of theologies in conflict.
Read, discuss and compare primary and secondary material from the second millennium, analysing and evaluating its significance in the development of Christian Theology.
Identify key social and political implications of shifts in theology and the ethical issues they provoked e.g. Crusades, the Inquisition, religious intolerance.
Debate and reflect in seminar on the on-going influence of key figures and ideas e.g. Aquinas, Luther, Schleiermacher.
Research, write, and deliver concise oral, visual and written expository pieces.