Theological Heritages

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2021/22
Vaknaam Theological Heritages
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Theological Heritages in Changing Contexts: Handing over Ecclesial Thinking Between the Societal Centre and the Margins
Leerdoelen Students will be able to:
  • Recognize and describe the development of ecclesial insights in the different periods of the Christian tradition
  • Analyze the thoughts of theologians within their historical contexts of ecclesial developments
  • Critically reflect on the assessment of the theological heritages found in those different theologies
  • Relate their own (theological) position regarding theological heritages to historical positions and contemporary debates
Omschrijving It is an intriguing fact that one of the world’s oldest institutions is the church – though the church exists and always has existed in manifold forms and ways. This simple statement contains the two basic elements which we will explore in this course. First: what kind of narratives are used to guarantee the temporal unity (continuity) of this heritage: this institution and its traditions? (Or: What do people call “church”?) Secondly: does handing over this heritage also mean: handing over the institute’s societal shape? What kind of narratives are there being told concerning this societal shape – or: concerning these societal shapes? (Or: How do people care for the church’s structure?)
In this course, those questions will be explored through a theological lens: i.e., theological texts on the topic, from different ages, will be read and discussed – both with regard to their expressiveness in their own age and with regard to their theological or philosophical power in our own era. What light do they shed on theological heritage in our time? What kind of critically theological questions concerning ecclesial heritages need there to be asked (and/or answered) in our postmodern times?
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm lectures
(Compulsory attendance in accordance with the Teaching & Examination Regulations applies to this module, 80 % attendance is compulsory.)
Toetsvorm exam, paper, participation, presentation(s)
(presentation 30%, paper 70%)
Vaksoort master
Docent(en) prof. dr. E. van 't Slot
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Literature will be announced in the course manual
  • Literature and a calculation of the study load will be announced in the course manual.
  • Research master studenten kunnen deze cursus volgen maar zullen een andere cursuscode hebben: THRMTHPME5. Om deze cursus als ResMa-student te volgen, zullen zij licht gewijzigde opdrachten uitvoeren. Dit zal worden uitgelegd in de cursusgids.
  • In geval van noodsituaties of overmacht, zoals een maatschappelijke lockdown, moeten er mogelijk wijzigingen worden aangebracht in de lesroosters, toetsing en beoordeling. De docent zal je zo snel mogelijk informeren over deze wijzigingen, mocht een dergelijke situatie zich voordoen.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme: mastermodules 1 semester I a keuzegroep
Ma Programme Religion and Cultural Heritage 1 semester I a keuzegroep
Ma Programme Theology and Religious Studies (Research) 2 semester I a keuzegroep
Ma Programme Theology and Religious Studies (Research) 1 semester I a keuzegroep