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Theological Studies

Theological Studies combines two distinct but closely related fields of study: Theology and Practical Theology.

Modules in Theology provide introductions to the rich theological traditions of Christianity, covering the history of Christian theology from the early church to the modern world, and considering key topics (God, salvation, Jesus Christ, Trinity, creation) in relation to the contexts in which they emerged and developed.

They also consider some of the distinctive challenges to faith presented by modern secular culture (neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory, atheistic existentialism, the role of religion in the modern world, poverty, and post-modern `deconstructionism').

Modules in Practical Theology explore ways in which Christianity is being expressed and lived out today.

They include the study of worship, spirituality and the political involvement of the churches in contemporary Britain; liturgy and social reflection in Latin America; dance, worship and healing in Africa; moral decision-making; bioethics (abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering); political ethics (economic justice and political power, ecological issues) and personal relationships (marriage, sexuality, friendship).

Course Details

Full course details are available in our prospectus: Divinity (PDF, 517 KB) for September 2016 entry.

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Contact details

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462850
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462852

Undergraduate Admissions Officer

Dr Scott J Hafemann
Room A104
+44 (0)1334 462849

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