ST 116 - Theology, Revelation and an Introduction to Christianity

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours Tutorials: 4 hours Private Study: 24 Hours


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

Module Aims

  • To introduce students to theology as an academic discipline. The student will engage in a critical reflection on the nature of the theological enterprise.
  • To explore Christianity as a cultural, anthropological and religious phenomenon and its progression since the First Century AD.
  • To introduce the theological study of the beliefs and practices of the Christian faith, providing students with a general overview of the major themes of Christian theological reflection.
  • To begin their study of theology in the areas of Revelation and Faith.
  • To be able to integrate this within a broader theological framework, with particular reference to the other theological modules covered in semester one.

Learning Outcomes

  • Will understand Christianity as a world religion and its evolvement during the course of history
  • Will come to an appreciation of the theological endeavor, traditionally referred to as faith seeking understanding
  • Will engage in a sustained critical reflection on the major themes of Christian theology.
  • Will comprehend Revelation and the place of Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium in theology and in the life of the Church and will have read key sections of Dei Verbum
  • Will have explored the nature and content of faith and the diversity of religious expression.
  • Will be able to make theological connections with a number of Vatican II documents covered on other first semester modules (Lumen Gentium and Gaudium et Spes)