MD802 - Theological Research Seminar
4,000 Standard Tuition Fee
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
Be able to
Learning Outcomes: At the end of the unit student should be able to:
1. Evaluate the literature and research associated with their research topic in light of relevant Christian field(s) of study
2. Empathetically and critically analyse the literature and research so as to identify the need to undertake the proposed research topic
3. Construct a defensible theological approach and interpretation to their research topic
4. reflect at an advanced level on the integration of the knowledge and skills acquired through this unit with their personal and professional development as a life long learner.
Purpose: To facilitate exploration and evaluation of the literature and research associated with the candidate's research topic with a particular emphasis its theological understandings and implications for the proposed research topic.
Aims: To evaluate the literature and research associated with the candidate's research topic in view of relevant various fields of Christian studies such as but not limited to Theology, Biblical Studies, Spirituality, Ethics, History, Pastoral Studies, and Liturgical Studies.
Candidates and supervisors should ensure that a minimum of 3,000 pages is being assessed in this unit. As well as the reading list related to the specific research topic agreed to by the candidate and supervisor texts such as the following list should be consulted to assist the candidate in developing their theological critique. This list of text is indicative. Bennie, R., Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep faith with their Religious Traditions, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001 Due, P. & Strange, D (eds), Keeping Your Balance: Approaching theological and religious studies, Leicester: IVP/ Apollos, 2001 Poe, H.L., Christianity in the Academy: Teaching at the Intersection of Faith and Learning, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004 Yaghjian, L.B., Teaching Theological Reflection Well: Reflecting on writing as a theological practice, Teaching Theology and Religion, Vol 7, No. 2, 2004, pp.83-94.