Creation, Culture & Context TRS2007

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is designed to enable practitioners of Christian ministries, including candidates in training for the Church of Scotland's ministries, to reflect theologically on a range of contexts for Christian ministries.


One two hour meeting weekly across both semesters

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of any TRS level 1 course or at the discretion of the Head of Theology and Religious studies

Excluded Courses



Coursework: One 2000 word essay (35%), one 1500 word study (25%), one 1200 word review (20%), one weekly 15-30 minute journal (20%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:


■ explore the role of ethics in relation to Christian practice.

■ introduce students to traditions of reflection on personal, professional and social ethics in relation to Christian ministries.

■ enable students to reflect on examples of ethical interventions at congregational, denominational and ecumenical levels, both historical and contemporary, within and beyond Scotland.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Recognise and delineate key traditions of Christian ethical reasoning.

■ Identify a range of ethical demands and challenges associated with Christian ministries and reflect theologically on actual and potential responses to these from ministry practitioners.

■ Demonstrate an awareness of scholarly work in theological ethics and its relevance for undertaking theological reflection on the ethical status of particular instances and examples of Christian practice.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment..