Aims/Description: Liturgical texts are an invaluable theological and historical source. This module gives students the opportunity to develop expertise in the interpretation and analysis of such texts, by a structured programme of guided close reading. Working mostly from primary texts, themes explored will include the origins, function and genres of such texts as well as their theological significance.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, including extensive group work, are an efficient way of providing information, encouraging ideas and guiding students┐ independent study. Seminars, the main teaching method for this module, provide opportunities for students to both articulate and present their knowledge and analysis and to work collaboratively. All teaching exposes students to key primary and secondary texts in the field and both demonstrates and engenders a critical engagement with such texts.
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Arts and Humanities IPO):

Teaching timetable


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