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010064 SE Concepts of Systematic Theology (2020S)

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

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Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Verlängerung der Abmeldefrist: Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation wird die Abmeldefrist von der LV bis 30.4.2020 verlängert.

Wednesday 04.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 11.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 18.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 25.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 01.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 22.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 29.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 06.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 13.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 20.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 03.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 10.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 17.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 24.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course introduces to the transformation of general systematic-theological concepts on the background of contemporary philosophy. Traditionally, theology draws inspiration from philosophy according to the principle philosophia ancilla theologiae. Recently, the philosophers of various schools and traditions exercised the return to religion. This movement is sometimes alternatively termed “the theological turn” of contemporary philosophy. Who are the protagonists of the theological turn? What are their questions? And why theological topics find the way back to philosophical reasoning in our secular world? This course will provide the introduction to the theological turn with a special focus on philosophers of the Catholic background. The Catholic protagonists of the theological turn, albeit philosophers, re-read, rethink and re-interpret the fundamental theological concepts. For example, Jean-Luc Marion focuses on the concept of Revelation; Michel Henry focuses on the Incarnation; Jean-Louis Chrétien discusses the phenomenology of prayer; and more contemporary authors explore the liturgical essence of existence (Jean Yves Lacoste), and the Resurrection as the path of human transformation (Emmanuel Falque). These Christian concepts and their philosophical interpretations will be in the center of the course. Nevertheless, our key question will be theological: What can theology learn from these novel philosophical explorations? Are we witnessing the rise of new philosophia ancilla theologiae? Could we use the theological turn for making theology more relevant? In what ways, if any, can the theological turn in contemporary philosophy challenge and change our theology?

Method:
The course will combine lectures with reading and interpreting primary texts in class.

Course Goals:
The goals of this course are:
• To deepen knowledge of the contents and methods of systematic theology.
• To become familiar with the most current perspective on crucial concepts of systematic-theology
• To provide instruction in a critical reading of primary sources.
• To practice the task of interpreting and also thinking beyond studied theological texts.

Assessment and permitted materials

Grading Method:
The final grade will be determined on the basis of the following aspects:
• Active participation (including attendance and preparedness) during the class periods: 50%
• A writing assignment distributed by the teacher during semester written in English or German 50%.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment Criteria:
Quality of the writing assigment; active participation in class sessions; and attendance of class sessions.

Examination topics

Reading list

A Reader with texts will be distributed at the beginning of the course. The texts can also be obtained from the Office for Systematic Theology and Ethics. We will discuss selected parts of the following authors:
• Jean-Luc Marion
• Michel Henry
• Jean-Louis Chrétien
• Jean-Yves Lacoste
• Emmanuel Falque

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 25 Wahl oder FTH 26, 198 418 BA UF RK 16, 199 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, 033 195 (17W) BRP 18krp, BRP 18ktb, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (11W) D31 oder DAM, 033 195 (15W) BAM 13

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