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THEOLOGY

Research in Practical Theology - HPPTH81
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module introduces students to the Honours BTh programme in practical theology as a whole. It is intended for students with a Bachelors degree in theology who wish to become researchers in practical theology. In this module attention is given to the origins, the theoretical foundations and practical implications of a variety of practical theological approaches in national and international contexts. Students credited with this module are able to reflect critically on various approaches to practical theology, to compare and evaluate the main trends in practical theology, and to justify an own practical theological approach in a research context.
Research Report in Practical Theology - HRPTH85
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module is for students in the final phase of their Hons BTh programme in practical theology. Students will be introduced to empirical research methods and will do advanced reading in a practical theological area of their choice under supervision of a specialist in that area. They have to put into practice the research skills they obtain by carrying out a smallscale research report. Qualifying students will have completed the research report and produced an acceptable research essay on it.
Preaching and Worship in African Context - PTH4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To help students to develop student competences and gain insight into the theories and practices of preaching and worship in an African Context. Students must further display professional conduct while they understand the knowledge and theories of the field. This module will be useful to help learners to develop into effective preaching and worship theorists and practitioners in a variety of social and cultural settings.
Religious Education and Christian Ministry - PTH4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To help students who wish to study recent developments in religious education and Christian ministry. Students will be introduced to theories, models and different approaches to religious education and specialised work on topics such as faith formation, spirituality, religious education in a pluralistic society, and religious education and learning in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. This module will also help students to understand the responsibility of church leaders, the role of lay ministries, service to the needy, and the responsibility of Christians in society. Students who have completed the module can identify and use contemporary approaches to religious education and Christian ministry.
Advanced Pastoral Care and Counselling - PTH4804
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module comprises two options of which students must choose one. Option One: an evaluation of the theories of a spectrum of writers in the field of pastoral care and counselling (such as Adams, Campbell, Capps, Clinebell, Firet, Gerkin, Heitink, Hiltner, Patton, Rebel, Thurneysen). The student will furthermore be introduced to the new developments in the field of family and marriage counselling. Students who have completed this module will be able to compare and evaluate different theories in the fields of pastoral care and counselling as well as in family and marriage counselling. Option Two: an evaluation of theories of a spectrum of writers in the field of pastoral psychology (for example Faber, Loewenthal, Watts) and psychology of religion (for example Wulff, Fontana, Oates en Scott Peck). Those who complete this module will be enabled to compare and analyze theories in pastoral psychology and psychology of religion. The application of psychology in the ministry and in the counselling practice is highlighted. The implications of the scientific study of religion and psychology are explored.