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Introduction to Theology/HL048 (12 Weeks)

Course Overview

Certificate of Attendance
Course Code:
HL048/Wed 19.00-21.30

This course is suitable for those interested in world religions, their origin and place in contemporary society.

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Programme Description

What is Theology – An investigation into Theology and its foundations and the theory of evolution – Manna, Animism, Polytheisim and Monotheism.
• Exploration of world religions e.g., Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism etc., their interconnectedness and their relationship to each other
• The Sacred Scriptures and Christian Theology
• Christology and Ecclesiology
• The Church’s mission in the world
• The Abrahamic Faith; Judaism, the Jewish People and the Church
• Exploration of the role between Theology and Philosophy
• Examination of the notion of politics in religion and religion in politics
• Investigation into, and analysis of, the thinking of some of the most famous Theologians: Karl Barth, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, Rudolf Bultmann etc.
• The East comes to the West; the 19th century movement of Orientalism – European students began to travel to the East to study the spiritual and intellectual life of the Orient
• Exploration of the term “Natural Theology” and what this means
• Exploring the problem of Evil
• Arguments for and against the
existence of God

This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.