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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Christology
Module Code TP203
School 59
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Peter Admirand
Semester 2: Peter Admirand
Autumn: Peter Admirand
Module TeachersPeter Admirand
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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This module provides a foundational survey of theological reflection on Jesus of Nazareth, his life, his teaching, his death and resurrection and what it means to call Jesus the Christ. Examining Christology from postcolonial, liberation, feminist, and interreligious perspectives will be key aspects of the course.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and evaluate the sources of information for a Christian understanding of Jesus the Christ
2. Outline the distinctive features and historical context of Jesus’ ministry, mission, death and Resurrection.
3. Demonstrate an ability to engage in and extrapolate from a close reading of key texts in the area of Christology.
4. Examine Christology in an interreligious context.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture2No Description
Tutorial4No Description
Independent Study4Essay work, examination preparation
Total Workload: 10

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

The Ministry of Jesus
Gospel portraits of Jesus, The Jewish Background of Jesus, The Reign of God as the Background to the Ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, Understanding the Death and Resurrection of Jesus

The Christ of Faith
Development of the First Christologies, Early Conciliar Definitions

Christology, Politics, and Liberation
Employs Liberation and Postcolonial Approaches to Christology

Feminist-informed Christology
Turns to Feminist-informed and Cultural Studies Analysis of Gender and Christology

Jesus and Islam
Examines the Meaning and Status of Jesus in the Qur'an

Jesus, Judaism, and Post-Holocaust Christology
Looks at the Impact of the Shoah on Christology

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reflective journalWeekly journal assignment based on assigned reading50%Every Week
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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