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Invitation to Theology - CGM1501

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To help students on a very basic level to: (a) spell out the role of the Bible in the modern world, make sense of problems arising in the reading of the Bible, realise that everyone has an own approach regarding the nature of the Bible, are aware of the historical framework in which the events of Old and New Testament took place and develop a basic knowledge of the various methods of approaching the texts and events of the OT and NT; (b) make sense and portray fiducial (faith), conceptual and historical factors and contexts that had an impact on the emergence of faith patterns, processes, terms and tools within the field of faith studies and theology; (c) make sense and portray a number of approaches and practical examples of value-formation and ethical decision-making in modern societies; (d) be able to reflect and contextualize a number of issues of practical theological nature revolving around faith and church; (e) make sense and portray a small number of short histories of global and African churches as well as be aware and able to reflect on different approaches towards history and church history.