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010021 SE Concepts of Systematic Theology (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Language: Englisch

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 17.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Tuesday 17.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Tuesday 17.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Tuesday 17.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 18.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 18.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 19.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 19.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Thursday 19.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 19.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 19.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Friday 20.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 20.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 20.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 20.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Course Content:
In order to understand the fundamental problems facing the discipline of theology and its place in the world and in the church, it is important to understand the content and historical development of foundational theological concepts. The task of theology and of theologians is, in part, to advance and redefine our understanding of the content of Christian faith. This course will explore major developments in theological methodology—how do we go about the process of doing theology?—especially in the field of Christology in the twentieth century. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw revolutionary advances in biblical and historical research into the origins of the Christian faith, challenging long-held traditional formulations of faith. This fundamentally changed the way that Christians conceived of how the church ‘comes from’ Jesus, and what place the church holds in contemporary society. This course will trace the development of Christology and methodology by looking specifically at three authors: Henri de Lubac, Edward Schillebeeckx, and Jon Sobrino. The content of the course will not merely focus on the ‘dogmatic’ questions about Christology, but also on the methodological framework within which each author investigates Christological questions, and how their methodologies reveal specific conceptions of the relation between ‘church’ and ‘world’, including the political implications of each theological approach.

Method:
Preparation for class by reading key texts. Presentation of systematic theological concepts, followed by in-class reading of texts and discussion.

Course Goals:
The goals of this course are:
To familiarize students with positions in systematic theology, including historical and contemporary questions in the field of Christology.
To provide instruction in the reading of important theological texts from the twentieth century.
For the students to practice reading and thinking with theological texts.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation (including attendance and preparedness) during the class periods: 50%
Write a term paper according to the criteria provided by the instructor (ca. 3500–4000 words) written in English or German: 50%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in the discussion during the class periods. ‘Active participation’ entails being present and prepared with all course materials and assignments completed. Students are required to attend all class sessions.

Successful completion of a term paper according to the format and guidelines provided by the instructor.

Assessment Criteria:
Quality of the term paper; active participation in class sessions; attendance of class sessions.

Examination topics

Active participation (including attendance and preparedness) during the class periods: 50%
Write a term paper according to the criteria provided by the instructor (ca. 3500–4000 words) written in English or German: 50%

Reading list

Literature:

A Reader with texts will be made available on the online platform Moodle. The texts can also be obtained from the Secretariat for Systematic Theology. You may also buy the books ahead of time if you wish to own physical copies.

The primary texts for the class will be:
Galvin, John P. 2011. “Jesus Christ.” In Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives, edited by Francis Schüssler Fiorenza and John P. Galvin, 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
Lubac, Henri de. 1988. Catholicism: Christ and the Common Destiny of Man. Translated by Lancelot C. Sheppard and Elizabeth Englund, OCD. San Francisco: Ignatius Press.
Schillebeeckx, Edward. 2014. Jesus: An Experiment in Christology. The Collected Works of Edward Schillebeeckx, Vol. 6. London: Bloomsbury.
Sobrino, Jon. 1994. Jesus the Liberator: A Historical-Theological Reading of Jesus of Nazareth. Tunbridge Wells: Burns & Oates.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 25, für 066 795 (15W) M 1; auslaufende Studienpläne: (freies) Wahlfach für 020, empfohlen für WI oder WII für 011 (11W)

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