Introduction to Christianity
The Shadow of the Cross: Christianity in the Modern World 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
The module may include, but will not be limited to: The foundations of the Christian faith: the New Testament, teachings of Jesus and the Early Church; The various denominations of Christianity; Various aspects of Christian theology, including the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and Christology; Christianity in the modern world; The themes of baptism and the communion; Christianity in contemporary society: Christian charities and the practicalities of being a Christian in a non-Christian society.
-threshold -ThresholdD- to D+Submitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows:•Generally accurate but with omissions and errors. •Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning. •Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions. •Draws on a relatively narrow range of material. -good -Very Good B- to B+Submitted work is competent throughout and distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates: •Very good structure and logically developed arguments. •Draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. •Assertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning. •Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style. -excellent -ExcellentA- to A*Submitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways: •Has originality of exposition with the student’s own thinking being readily apparent. •Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study. •Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions. -another level-GoodC- to C +Submitted work is competent throughout and occasionally distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates:•Good structure and logically developed arguments. •At least in parts draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. •Assertions are, in the main, backed by evidence and sound reasoning. •Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
- Be aware of the mixed nature of the Christian faith and of the historical, denominational and cultural differences between Christians.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the Christian faith and its practice, as well as an understanding of the main methodologies and approaches to study Christianity.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Christin theology, in addition to an understanding of key matters that face contemporary Christians.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how Christianity as a faith links to wider social, cultural and political contexts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the historical and conceptual importance of Christian core sources: the Old Testament and the New Testament, and the role they play in synthesising Christian belief and practice.