Reformed Tradition (BTh)
D (Half paper)
To outline key issues of belief, polity and practice in the historical and contemporary Reformed Tradition.
On successful completion of this Paper students will be able to:
- Outline the major themes of Reformed identity.
- Demonstrate the connections between the history of the tradition and its contemporary expressions
- Articulate key issues surrounding the Reformed Tradition in ecumenical dialogue.
8 hours of lectures.
1 essay of 3000 words
BTh essay deadline
The course will deal with issues such as the place of scripture within the tradition, the articulation and effect of the doctrine of election within the tradition, the shape and form of the Church and Sacraments within the tradition and understandings of the tradition concerning its relationship to wider society.
- Alister McGrath, Reformation Thought: An Introduction 3rd ed., Blackwell: Oxford, 1999.
- John Leith, Introduction to the Reformed Tradition, rev. ed WJKP: Louisville 1981.
- Donald McKim, ed, Major Themes in the Reformed Tradition, Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, n/d (some worthy but occasionally rather dull essays in here!).
- David Willis & Michael Welker, eds, Toward the Future of Reformed Theology: Tasks, Topics, Traditions, Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1999.
- Wallace M. Alston & Michael Welker, eds, Reformed Theology: Identity and Ecumenicity, Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2003.