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TEOL2750: Current issues in Theology, Religion and Society

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Generell informasjon | Studiekrav | Avsluttende vurdering | Læringsutbytte etter fullført emne 

Emneansvarlig:Marion Grau (
Studieprogramtilhørighet:Bachelorprogrammer - Bachelor in Theology, Religion and Society
Avdelingstilhørighet:Avdeling for teologi og kirkelig utdanning

Generell informasjon

This course focuses on reconstructing selected core topics in doctrine and addressing contemporary issues through critical engagement with Christian textual and practical traditions. Students will consider particular topics in current issues in theology, and read and discuss how various communities of faith have framed their responses to these issues. Students will critically consider current issues, look at how they intersect with classical doctrinal symbols of the Christian tradition and discuss historical development and contemporary articulations. This will be done by incorporating the voices of various communities, contexts, and concerns. Students will learn to work theologically using the resources of a variety of traditions and disciplines, and to make connections between current issues, contemporary problems and connect them with biblical narrative and theological symbols into the various languages of their own personal and communal ecclesial contexts and concerns. Topics treated in the class are migration and nationalism, science and religion, theologies of religion, religion and democracy, and ecological theology.
Prerequisites: TEOL1415 or equivalent


In order to receive a final assessment, the student must:
  • Attend 60% of the lectures
  • Submit and have approved at least 8 Reading Responses submitted in advance of the class session via Canvas. See syllabus for further details.
  • Submit and have approved a draft of the final paper of 1500-2000 words by the deadline. The paper will receive feedback by the instructor.
  • Participate in the electronic evaluation of the course if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term.
If the course requirements are not fulfilled, this will count as one examination attempt, unless the student withdraws before the set deadline.

Avsluttende vurdering

The final grade for this course is given on the basis of a final paper (2500-3500 words). In order to receive a final assessment, the student must fulfill the course requirements within the fixed deadline. The course and final exam will be graded A-F.

Læringsutbytte etter fullført emne

The student:
  • Has good knowledge of key theological terms, topics, structures, patterns and historical developments of the treated theological topics
  • Has good knowledge of theological responses to migration and nationalism
  • Has good knowledge of main issues in science, technology and religion
  • Has good knowledge of main issues in theologies of religion and comparative theology
  • Has good knowledge of main issues in animals and religion
The student:
  • Is able to recognize, describe and employ theological terms, patterns, and typologies in critical ways.
  • Has an increased ability to think critically and constructively about historic and contemporary theological reasoning.
  • Can coherently distinguish, recount, and critically engage a variety of theological approaches to a subject and be able to state their own position clearly and coherently, so it can be engaged by a wider public.
  • Will be able to articulate positions that address issues within their own religious traditions and use resources that are from their context or relevant to it.

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