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Faculty of Divinity


Christian Theology

Paolo Veronese, Jesus among the Doctors, circa 1560, Prado Museum, Madrid

The Christian Theology MPhil Pathway and Modules

The Faculty offers three modules in the MPhil within the Christian Theology pathway. In Michaelmas Term, 'The Christian God' looks at this foundational aspect of Christian faith and thought through engagement with four central figures from the theological tradition: currently Athanasius of Alexandria, John of Damascus, Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Barth. In Lent Term, two modules are offered. One, within the broad category of theology and literature, considers tragedy as a theological topic. The other, within the area of science and theology, looks at notions of materiality and embodiment.

Since modules can occasionally change from year to year, you may wish to speak to the coordinator of the Christian Theology MPhil pathway, Professor David Fergusson, for details of provision in the future.  The modules being offered this year are listed on Christian Theology MPhil Pathway.



The Christian God  Materiality
and Embodiment  
Theology and Tragedy

Pastoral Care in 12th and 13th century medieval England

 Masaccio (1401–1428), The Holy Trinity Hans Leonhard Schäufelein (1480-1538), The Parable of the Sower Hans Holbein, Detail of The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb Ordination of the Priests





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Top: Title: La disputa con los doctores en el Templo (Paolo Verenese). Creator: Museo del Prado. Source: Licence: Public Domain. Bottom: Far Left: Title: Trinità (Masaccio). Creator: John T. Spike. Source: Licence: Public Domain. Left: Title: The Parable of the Sower and the Weeds, from Das Plenarium. Creator: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Source: Licence:  CC0 1.0. Right: Title: The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb (Hans Holbein the Younger). Creator: Kunstmuseum Basel. Source: Licence: Public Domain. Far Right: Title: Creator: Source: Licence: