Faculty of Arts


THEOREL 300

A Major Religious Thinker


Description

An in-depth study of a figure whose thought has had a major impact on the development of one or more religious traditions. It includes the critical study of selected texts by the chosen thinker (where these have survived), and of texts and traditions related to the thinker.

In 2020 we will be looking at Martin Luther (1483-1546). His protest against indulgences in 1517 unintentionally sparked the religious, cultural and political upheavals of the Reformation era. 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of Luther's excommunication by the pope. We will be studying some of the works that got him excommunicated, as well as some of the works whose impact continues to be felt in the present. In addition to reading these texts in English translation, we will also spend time thinking about the religious, cultural and political context from which these texts emerged half a millennium ago.

Assessment

Coursework only

Availability 2020

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Nicholas Thompson

Points

THEOREL 300: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II

Restrictions

THEOREL 200


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