FC 101 Revelation, Faith, and Culture

Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours / Private study: 64 hours


Continuous Assessment: 40% / End of Semester Examination: 60%

Module Aims

  • To introduce students to the philosophical and theological tradition of reflection on Divine Revelation in its various cultural settings.
  • To appreciate the significant issues in answering critically for Christian Faith in contemporary secular culture.
  • To underline the impact of various Church Councils in the understanding of Divine Revelation and Faith in their cultural contexts.
  • To have a comprehensive understanding of the achievement of Dei Verbumand be able to discuss its significance as a foundation for addressing life situations in the light of Divine Revelation.
  • To appreciate significant recent discussions of revelation that might enable theological discourse to respond to contemporary needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • • To provide a theological synthesis of Divine Revelation and have an appreciation of how this has developed over time and in various cultural contexts.
  • • To articulate in a spirit of ecumenism a theologically informed understanding of Revelation in the circumstances of today.
  • .• To have a comprehensive appreciation of the achievement of Dei Verbum and see its relevance in responding to the changing conditions of human reality.
  • • To appreciate the hermeneutic interface between Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium.
  • • To recognize the continuing relevance of Revelation to the new evangelisation of contemporary culture, particularly in the Irish context.


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