Aims/Description: This unit will explore and discuss Christian discourses about God considered in their historical contexts and in relation to modern and contemporary discussions of them. They will include:-Investigations of the biblical foundations for Christian doctrines of God:Study of the primary theological texts (in translation where not originally in English) and other sources (e.g. art, liturgy, hymnody, or material evidence) related to the doctrine.-Consideration of the doctrine's connection to the wider pattern of Christian doctrine-Attention to the relationships between this doctrine and contemporary Christian practice and experience-Attention to the implications of this doctrine for theological methods.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
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