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010049 VO Theological methodology (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

According to current planning (11 September 2020), the lecture in lecture hall 1 will take place as a so-called hybrid teaching: According to the seating arrangements, a certain number of students will be present in the lecture hall, while the other part will follow the lecture at the same time, i.e. digitally synchronously, via Moodle (BigBlueButton). The distribution of the groups that will be present will be done via Moodle platform.
The first lecture on 5 Oct. 2020, 9.45-11.45 a.m. will be held digitally via Moodle (BigBlueButton). You will have access to it on the Moodle platform of the course “Theologische Prinzipienlehre [Theological Methodology]".
Please check this entry regularly. It might be possible to update it if measures in respect of the pandemic might change.
UPDATE 7.10.2020: Since the total number of students registered for the lecture is significantly lower than the maximum number of available seats in lecture hall 1, there is no need to organize present and digital groups on Moodle platform. Every student registered für this course can attend the lecture in person.
Update, 2 Nov 2020: The course is now held digitally synchronized via Moodle/BigBlueButton during the course time.

Monday 05.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 12.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 09.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 16.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 23.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 30.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 14.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 18.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 25.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to convey the various foundations and sources of theology as a whole and of systematic theology in particular with regard to their specific meaning on the basis of a systematic-genetic concept of theology, and to gain a concept of theology that can be maintained in a critical way. Connected with this, the lecture series reflects on theological principles that are relevant due to the discourse with Judaic tradition, that entail special theological educational tasks, and that concern the status of theology as a contemporary science, its discursivity, and its claims of truth.

The course deals with the following contents and topics:
- Theology - a Christian development
- Foundations of theology: revelation and faith as a principle of knowledge; the relationship between reason and faith; validity of scripture, tradition, teaching authority, and practice.
- Practice of theology
- "Knowledge of the Holy One / Da'at haShem as principle
- Discourse - disparity - tuth/applicability

Methods:
- Lecture, presentations, video streaming; discussions in the lecture hall (present and online)
- The lectures and the summaries of each topic will be available on Moodle platform.
According to current planning (11 September 2020), the lecture in lecture hall 1 will take place as a so-called hybrid teaching: According to the seating arrangements, a certain number of students will be present in the lecture hall, while the other part will follow the lecture at the same time, i.e. digitally synchronously, via Moodle platform (BigBlueButton). The distribution of the groups that will be present will be done via Moodle platform. – Please check this entry regularly. It might be possible to update it if measures in respect of the pandemic might change.

Assessment and permitted materials

The examinations will be oral (15 min., consisting of two independent question or topics) and can be done based either on the topics of the lectures or on the substitute literature. The registration for these dates is done by the students via U:Space and after that in a time list on TEMPUS. In addition, an oral examination can be taken in any office hours of the following semester upon advance registration by email (wolfgang.treitler@univie.ac.at). The grade will be added to the next officially announced examination date.
The examination for this course can be taken until the end of the winter semester 2021/22.
According to the current scheduling status (11 Sept. 2020), the exams will be conducted digitally orally via the Jitsi platform.
Permitted aids during the examination: none.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A positive assessment of the exam is achieved if at least 50% of the two questions that are asked for the exam are correct. - The examination performance is assessed as "very good" if the knowledge of the examination material is clearly above the average expected level of knowledge and independent, well-founded insights are brought in.

Examination topics

Content of the lecture series (lecture recording, summaries, and deepening files can be found on Moodle platform) or alternative literature.

Reading list

Basic literature:
Beeley Christopher A., On History, Theology and Scholarly Method, in: Scottish Journal of Theology, 2011, Vol.64(4), pp.474-480.
McGrath Alister E., Theology. The Basics. 3rd ed., Oxford 2012, pp.1-104 and 127-169.
Lonergan Bernard J. F., Method in Theology, 2. ed., London 1973.
Purcell Michael, Levinas and Theology, Cambridge 2006, pp. 45-72; 95-109 and 135-154.

English substitute literature relevant to the examination for those who like to have their exam in English:
Beeley Christopher A., On History, Theology and Scholarly Method, in: Scottish Journal of Theology, 2011, Vol.64(4), pp.474-480.
McGrath Alister E., Theology. The Basics. 3rd ed., Oxford 2012, pp.1-104 and 127-169.
Lonergan Bernard J. F., Method in Theology, 2. ed., London 1973.
Purcell Michael, Levinas and Theology, Cambridge 2006, pp. 45-72; 95-109 and 135-154.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 15, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (11W) D13, gilt für 020 für das Pflichtfach Dogmatische Theologie I: Theologische Erkenntnislehre, 020

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