Course Detail for THEO 24209

LocationLondon, United Kingdon
ND Course Number24209
ND Course TitleCreation: Traditional Doctrine and Contemporary Issues
Host University Number24209
Host University TitleCreation: Traditional Doctrine and Contemporary Issues
Course DescriptionThis course will analyze some of the lively debates that are taking place today which relate in various ways to the Christian doctrine of Creation. Starting with the doctrine of Creation as it derived from Scripture, the course follows its development in the primitive Church, the medieval period, and the Scholastic tradition. We will then see how, in the modern period, this doctrine was perceived to be in conflict with science. Reference will be made to the thought of such theologians as Augustine and Aquinas, and to the teachings of the Council of Trent and the Second Vatican Council. Discussion of the concepts of creation ex nihilo, continuous creation and timelessly eternal creation will lead to consideration of whether the 'nothing' spoken of by twentieth and twenty-first century scientists can be identified with the 'nothing' out of which the world is made according to the ex nihilo tradition. Assessment of the ecofeminist contribution to the doctrine of creation will include consideration of conservation issues. Concern about wider implications of the doctrine of creation for society.
University Credit3
Language of InstructionEnglish
Special NotesOffered in Spring 2012 only. Prerequisites: THEO 10001 or THEO 13183 or THEO 20001 or THEO 20002 Course fees: Student accounts will be charged up to £20 for photocopying, performances, required field trips and/or travel for this course.
University Requirement2nd Theology

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