ST 206 Theology of Creation and Grace

Module Level

Level 8 (Undergraduate)

Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours Tutorials: 3 hours Assignment: 12 hours Private study: 40 hours

Assessment

Continuous assessment 40% and Exam 60%

Module Aims

To develop an integrated understanding of the Christian themes of creation and grace including:

  • How God is at work in the universe.
  • Exploring the God-creation relationship.
  • Tracing the understanding of creation and grace through Scripture, Tradition and in contemporary theologians.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the course, the student will: • Be able to show how a theology of grace and creation leads to an integrated vision of the Christian life. • Understand how the relation between religion and science can be complementary rather than oppositional.

Bibliography

  • Pope Francis, Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si' - On Care for our Common Home (2015)
  • Zachary Hayes, The Gift of Being. A Theology of Creation, New Theology Studies 10, Liturgical Press, 2001
  • Stephen J.Duffy, The Dynamics of Grace: Perspectives in Theological Anthropology. New Theology Studies 3 Collegeville, Minnesota: Michael Glazier/The Liturgical Press, 1993/ Wipf & Stock, 2007

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