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 dynamics of Revelation and Faith as understood in the Christian theological tradition.
  • To appreciate significant contributions made by a number of theologians whom include Augustine, Aquinas, Newman, De Lubac, Congar, Latourelle, and Dulles.
  • To underline the significance of key Church Councils in the understanding Revelation and Faith, such as Trent, Vatican I, and, particularly, Vatican II.
  • To have a comprehensive understanding of the achievement of Dei Verbum and be able to discuss its significance in terms of the place of Faith in contemporary culture.

Learning Outcomes

  • To explain the terms Revelation and Faith and have an appreciation of how our understanding of these has developed over time.
  • To articulate a theologically-informed understanding of Revelation and Faith, particularly as presented in Dei Verbum.
  • To appreciate the complexity of the interaction between Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium.
  • To recognise the continuing relevance of Revelation and Faith in contemporary culture.


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