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TEOL2450: Kristen initiasjon: Troen, dåpen og Ånden
|Emneansvarlig:||Terje Hegertun (Terje.Hegertun@mf.no)|
|Studieprogramtilhørighet:||Bachelorprogrammer - Teologi, religion og samfunn|
Bachelorprogrammer - Religion og samfunn
Bachelorprogrammer - Teologi
|Avdelingstilhørighet:||Avdelingsråd for teologi og historie|
|Tillatte hj.midler ved eksamen:||Liste E, Liste F|
The term 'Christian Initiation' refers to a theological topic concerned with the appropriation of salvation and the beginning of the Christian life. Concepts such as conversion, regeneration, spiritual renewal, faith, baptism and the gift of the Spirit belong to this topic. Furthermore, the worldwide Pentecostal movement has placed the understanding of 'baptism in the Holy Spirit' on the theological agenda and actualized the relation between the charismatic and the sacramental character of the church. In this course, Christian initiation will be presented in its theological and confessional breadth and in an interdisciplinary way. The interrelation between faith, water baptism and Spirit baptism will be discussed in light of NT passages, insights from early church liturgies, and by help of later developments as they come to the fore within the Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran and Pentecostal churches and denominations.
The course is a core subject in the bachelor program Theology, Religion and Society.
Modes of teaching and learning activities:
- Lectures by scholars coming from different church traditions
- Discussions and dialogue
- Group assignments
- Essay writing
In order to receive a final assessment, the student must:
- have approved an essay of 1200-1500 words on a subject covered in the course
- attend at least 60 percent of the lectures
- participate in the evaluation of the course, if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term
When course requirements are not fulfilled, this will count as one examination attempt, unless the student withdraws within the set deadline (1 May/1 November).
The final evaluation is a 4 hour written exam. The exam is assessed with grades (A-F).
The student has:
- good knowledge of the relation between faith, baptism and the Spirit as it is facilitated within certain central church traditions
- good knowledge of how Christian initiation has become understood and ritualized, particularly in the early church
- knowledge of the most important New Testament passages related to the process of Christian Initiation
The student can:
- analyze and evaluate different approaches, practices and liturgies when it comes to the understanding of faith, baptism, and the gift of the Spirit
- utilize this knowledge in order to argue in a reflected, unbiased, and critical way
- reflect upon one's own experiences in light of the theoretical insights given in the course
In addition to the literature listed below, teachers will make certain texts available in Canvas. These texts are also required reading.
- On becoming a Christian: Insights from scripture and the patristic writings with some contemporary reflections: Report of the fifth phase of the International dialogue between some classical pentecostal Churches and leaders of the Catholic Church (1998-2006). Hentet fra www.prounione.urbe.it
- Atkinson, W. (1995). Pentecostal responses to Dunn's Baptism in The Holy Spirit. Journal of pentecostal theology, (6 og 7), s. 49-72, 87-131. Bibliotek. Hentet fra search.ebscohost.com search.ebscohost.com
- Hegertun, T. (2017). The Spirit driven Church: Signs of God's graceful presence (s. 54-161). Eugene, Or: Pickwick. Bibliotek
- Johnson, M. E. (2007). The rites of Christian initiation: Their evolution and interpretation (Rev. and expanded utg., s. 1-40). Collegeville, Minn: Liturgical Press. Bibliotek (Kompendium)
- Lederle, H. I. (1988). Treasures old and new: Interpretations of "spirit-baptism" in the charismatic renewal movement (s. 144-240). Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson. Bibliotek
- McGowan, A. B. (2014). Ancient Christian worship: Early church practices in social, historical and theological perspective (s. 135-182). Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic. Bibliotek
- Stronstad, R. (2012). The charismatic theology of St. Luke: Trajectories from the Old Testament to Luke-Acts (2. utg.). Grand Rapids, Mich: BakerAcademic. Bibliotek
- Turner, M. (1998). The Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts in the New Testament Church and today (Rev. utg., s. 36-56, 150-168). Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson. Bibliotek (Kompendium)