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TEOL2790: Constructive Theology

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


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EksamenstypeEksamens- / innleveringsdatoTrekkfrist
Hjemmeeksamen2021-11-25 25. nov. 20212021-11-01 1. nov. 2021
Utleveringsdato:22. nov. 2021
Tidspunkt for utlevering:09:00
Innleveringsdato:25. nov. 2021
Varighet:3 dager
Kunngjøringsdato:16. des. 2021

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 the methods, sources, and manifestations in various communities of faith. Students will encounter the selected doctrinal symbols of the Christian tradition in ancient, historical, and contemporary terms, incorporating the voices of a variety of communities, contexts, and concerns. They will learn to work theologically using the resources of a variety of traditions and disciplines, and to translate doctrinal symbols into the various languages of their own personal and communal ecclesial contexts and concerns, as persons-in-community. The goal of this course is to help students practice the concepts and language needed to serve as theological leaders in a variety of communities and ministries. Particular foci of the class are theological hermeneutics, theological anthropology, comparative and interreligious theologies as well as theological responses to climate change.
Prerequisites: TEOL1415


In order to receive a final assessment, the student must:
  • Attend 60% of the lectures
  • Submit and have approved at least 10 Reading Responses submitted in advance of the class session via Canvas. See syllabus for further details.
  • Submit and have approved a mid-term paper of 1500-2000 words by the given deadline. The paper will receive feedback.
  • Participate in the electronic 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 before the set deadline (1.May/November).

Avsluttende vurdering

The final grade for this course is given on the basis of a three-day home exam (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 hermeneutics and political theologies and how context affects theological doctrine
  • Has good knowledge of the doctrine of theological anthropology and the various challenges brought to it from biosciences and disability studies
  • Has good knowledge of the challenge of comparative and interreligious theologies and their contribution to pluralistic societies
  • Has good knowledge of the doctrines of creation and redemption especially as it concerns challenges brought to it by climate change
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 denominational tradition and use resources that are from their context or relevant to it.


For å få tilgang til elektronisk litteratur når du ikke sitter på MF:

  • Betcher, S. (2004). Monstrosities, miracles, and mission: Religion and the politics of disablement. I C. Keller, M. Nausner & M. Rivera (Red.), Postcolonial theologies: Divinity and empire (s. 79-99). St. Louis, Mo: Chalice Press. Bibliotek (Kompendium). Hentet fra
  • Cavanaugh, W. (2019). Church. I W. T. Cavanaugh & P. Scott (Red.), The Wiley Blackwell companion to political theology (2. utg., s. 431-443). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Bibliotek
  • Christie, D. E. (2013). The blue sapphire of the mind: Notes for a contemplative ecology (s. 70-101). New York: Oxford University Press. Bibliotek. Hentet fra
  • Copeland, M. S. (2018). Black political theologies. I W. T. Cavanaugh & P. Scott (Red.), The Wiley Blackwell companion to political theology (2. utg., s. 264-279). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Bibliotek
  • Deane-Drummond, C. (2017). A primer in ecotheology: Theology for a fragile earth. Eugene, Or: Cascade. Bibliotek. Hentet fra
  • Grau, M. (2018). The revelations of global climate change: A petroeschatology. I S. Bergmann (Red.), Eschatology as imagining the end: Faith between hope and despair (s. 45-60). London: Routledge. Bibliotek (Kompendium)
  • Jasper, D. (2004). A short introduction to hermeneutics. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press. Bibliotek. Hentet fra
  • Keller, C. (1999). The end or the edge?. Living pulpit, 8(1), s. 4-5. Bibliotek. Hentet fra
  • Keller, C. The attraction of the apocalypse and the evil of the end. The Clergy Journal, s. 65-73. (Kompendium).
  • Khir, B. M. (2018). The islamic quest for sociopolitical justice. I W. T. Cavanaugh & P. Scott (Red.), The Wiley Blackwell companion to political theology (2. utg.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Bibliotek
  • Kim, G. J.-S. & Koster, H. P. (Red.) (2017). A selection. I Planetary solidarity: Global women's voices on Christian doctrine and climate justice. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. Bibliotek
  • Kraft, S. & Johnson, G. (2018). Protective occupation, emergent networks, rituals of solidarity: Comparing Alta (Sapmi), Maune Kea (Hawaii), and Standing Rock (North Dakota). I L. Hobgood-Oster & W. Bauman (Red.), The Bloomsbury handbook of religion and nature: The elements (s. 185-196). London: Bloomsbury Academic. Bibliotek
  • Moltmann, J. (2004). In the end - the beginning: The life of hope (s. 33-52). London: SCM press. Bibliotek (Kompendium)
  • Ochs, P. (2018). Abrahamic theopolitics revisited. I W. T. Cavanaugh & P. Scott (Red.), The Wiley Blackwell companion to political theology (2. utg.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Bibliotek
  • Park, A. S. (2001). Introduction; The Bible and Han. I A. S. Park & S. L. Nelson (Red.), The other side of sin: Woundedness from the perspective of the sinned-against (s. 1-23, 45-59). Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press. Bibliotek/
  • Pieris, A. (2018). Political theologies in Asia. I W. T. Cavanaugh & P. Scott (Red.), The Wiley Blackwell companion to political theology (2. utg.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Bibliotek
  • Rambo, S. (2008). Saturday in New Orleans: Rethinking the Holy Spirit in the aftermath of trauma. Review & Expositor, 105(2), s. 229-244. Bibliotek. Hentet fra
  • Ronan, M. (2017). American evangelicalism, apocalypticism and the anthropocene. I C. Deane-Drummond, S. Bergmann, M. Vogt & H. Bedford-Strohm (Red.), Religion in the anthropocene (s. 218-231). Eugene, Or: Cascade Books. Bibliotek (Kompendium)
  • Sobrino, J. (2004). Where is God?: Earthquake, terrorism, barbarity, and hope (s. 1-28). Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis Books. Bibliotek. Hentet fra
  • Swoboda, A. J. (2013). Tongues and trees: Toward a Pentecostal ecological theology (s. 192-237). Blandford Forum: Deo Publishing. Bibliotek (Kompendium)
  • Voss Roberts, M. (2017). Body parts: A theological anthropology. Grand Rapids, Mich: Fortress Press. Bibliotek. Hentet fra

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