Feminist Theology

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
COURSE UNIT 438

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Through a close reading of a range of writers the seminar addresses the challenges of feminist theology to traditional Christian thought and practice specifically in the areas of particularity, hermeneutics, imaging and imagination, and environmental ethics. Throughout the unit the attempt is made to reformulate theological themes and to develop models for the practice of the contemporary church in ways which take account of feminist critiques.

Aims

This unit aims to acquaint students with the emergence of feminist theology and its criticisms of theological language and concepts, and to stimulate reflection on its significance for contemporary theology.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • understand the main elements of feminist theology
Intellectual skills
  • demonstrate the skills and insights of analysis, exposition and evaluation required in forming judgements regarding the issues raised by feminist theology
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • respond to the theological challenges of feminist theology to the church in its contemporary mission

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • Seminar presentation

45 minutes

n/a
Summative:
  • An essay

6000 words

100%
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Feminist Theology

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
Course Unit 438

Credits:

30

Level:

4

Hours of Learning:

300

Tutor:

Dr Graham J. Watts

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