Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
This module explores some of the main themes in postcolonial theology. Postcolonial theology refers to a variety of theologies that have challenged structures of thought, classification and order that have been inherited through colonial, political and theological projects from the Enlightenment. Initially triggered by Edward Said's seminal work Orientalism (1978) postcolonial theologies have used postcolonial theory as a heuristic devise in order to challenge the dominance of a Eurocentric theology. However, postcolonial theologies have managed to bridge an initial dichotomy between Western (European, North Atlantic) and Third World theologies by a hermeneutical alliance with postcolonial discourses within European theology.
Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour seminar.
Scheduled learning hours: 33
Guided independent study hours: 267
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Prof M I Aguilar
Module teaching staff: Prof M Aguilar