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DI4940   Analytic Theology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged

This module provides an overview of one of the most important recent developments in theology, namely, analytic theology. The latter borrows ideas, concepts, and ways of proceeding in theological discussion from analytic philosophy and capitalises on the field-changing developments that have taken place in Christian analytic philosophy over the last four decades. The specific topics it will consider will normally include a) God's relationship to time in the Christian interpretation of creation and incarnation; b) the nature of the human person engaging with dualist and materialist accounts; c) the significance of the doctrine of atonement for understanding the nature and conditions of forgiveness.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 x 1-hour lecture

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof A J Torrance and Dr A B Torrance