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THEOLOGY (THEO)
(Courses administered by Codrington College)

 

LEVEL I

THEO1001 - Introduction to Old Testament Literature

THEO1002 - Introduction to New Testament Literature

THEO1010 - New Testament Greek I

THEO1115 - History of the Early Church to the Medieval (Period: The First to the Fifteenth Century)

THEO1203 - Fundamentals of Christian Ministry

THEO1220 - Introduction to Spirituality and Christian Worship

THEO1305 - Systematic Theology I: Methods, God, and Creation

THEO1402 - Philosophy for Christian Theology I
 

 

LEVEL II

THEO2020 - Biblical Exegesis & Hermeneutics

THEO2025 - The Canonical Gospels

THEO2115 - History of the Church from the Reformation to the Present

THEO2203 - Pastoral Care and Counselling

THEO2228 - Baptism and the Eucharist

THEO2316 - Christian Social Ethics

THEO2325 - Systematic Theology II: Christology and Soteriology

THEO2404 - Comparative Religion

 

LEVEL III

THEO3004 - Deuteronomy and Deuteronomic History

THEO3005 - Biblical Apocalyptic Theology

THEO3008 - Israelite Wisdom

THEO3011 - Pauline Theology

THEO3012 - Themes in Old Testament Prophecy

THEO3110 - History of the Caribbean Church 1492 to Present

THEO3208 - Theory and Practice of Ecumenism

THEO3210 - Field Education

THEO3213 - Other Sacramental Rites

THEO3214 - Ascetical Theology

THEO3215 - Christian Education – Concepts and Praxis

THEO3318 - Caribbean Theology

THEO3320 - Human Sexuality in Christian Perspectives

THEO3325 - Systematic Theology III: The Holy Spirit, the Church and Eschatology

THEO3402 - Popular Religiosity in the Caribbean

THEO3900 - Clinical Pastoral Counselling 1 (School & University Based)

THEO3901 - Clinical Pastoral Counselling 11 — Health Care Based

 

 

 

 

Level I

THEO1001 Introduction to Old Testament Literature
Biblical Studies
A survey of the literature of the Old Testament in terms of faith responses to specific historical, religious and cultural crises. Some attention will also be given to issues of canonization and authority.


THEO1002 Introduction to New Testament Literature
Biblical Studies
A survey of the literature of the New Testament, including a study of the New Testament context. In addition, the course examines the development and canonization of the literature and its content.

 

THEO1010 New Testament Greek I
Biblical Studies
An introduction to the elements of New Testament Greek designed to enable the student to handle the Greek New Testament and understand the nature of Greek thought. Attention will be paid to morphology, grammar and vocabulary.

 

THEO1115 History of the Early Church to the Medieval
Period: The First to the Fifteenth Century
Historical Studies
This course will examine the major historical events (such as certain aspects of Roman imperialism, the ecumenical councils, Benedict’s monasticism, the coronation of Charlemagne, the schism of East and West, the rise of the Papacy, and Scholasticism) affecting the doctrinal development of the church. Further it will explore the early controversies of the Church paying close attention to Arianism and Nestorianism.

 

THEO1203 Fundamentals of Christian Ministry
Pastoral Studies
A critical study of historical and contemporary models of ministry with particular reference to the Caribbean. The relationship of models of ministry to models of Church.

 

THEO1220 Introduction to Spirituality and Christian Worship
Pastoral Studies
This course will survey of the principles of Christian worship. Emphasis will be placed on the ritual and theological dimension of worship and the life of faith. Attention will also be given to the place of the liturgical year, the offices, the Eucharist, vestments, architecture and space in the spiritual formation of believers.

 

THEO1305 Systematic Theology I: Methods, God, and Creation
Theological & Ethical Studies
This course is the introductory course in a series of three courses that outline the major themes in systematic theology. The course provides an introduction to the discipline of systematic theology and to current theological methods. In addition, it covers the doctrines of the trinity, creation, humanity, the fall, evil, and sin with special emphasis upon the historical development of these doctrines and their current significance for the church.

 

THEO1402 Philosophy for Christian Theology I
Religious and Philosophical Studies
This course offers a study of the interrelationships between Philosophy and Christian Theology in Patristic and Medieval times, with equal emphasis on the Platonic and Aristotelian traditions. Attention will be focused on Justin Martyr and early Apologists, on the Christian Platonism of Augustine and selected Greek Fathers and on the Aristotelianism of Aquinas and the Scholastic Theologians.

 

 

Level II

THEO2020 Biblical Exegesis & Hermeneutics
Prerequisite: Any two of: THEO1001, THEO1002 or THEO1010
Biblical Studies
This course seeks to examine the various tools and critical approaches for analysing and interpreting the Bible in its context (exegesis). The results of the application of these tools will be used to arrive at a more authoritative meaning of the text in its contemporary use (hermeneutics).

 

THEO2025 The Canonical Gospels
Prerequisite: Any two of: THEO1001, THEO1002 or THEO1010
Biblical Studies
In this course a theological exegesis of the Gospels according to Matthew Mark and Luke Gospel (hereinafter called the Synoptic Gospels) and the Gospel according to John will be undertaken. Attention will be paid to the socio-political context of the early Christian communities in which these texts emerged, as well as the theology that emerged from their respective struggles and concerns.

 

THEO2115 History of the Church from the Reformation to the Present
Prerequisite: THEO1115
Historical Studies
The course seeks to examine the major aspects of the development of the Church from the Reformation to the present. It considers the social, political and intellectual contexts in which the Reformation theologies developed with special attention to Luther, Zwingli and Calvin. Additionally, it will examine the major developments within the Church from 1700-1900, and take a brief look at the Missions and Ecumenism from 1900-2000.

 

THEO2203 Pastoral Care and Counselling
Pastoral Studies
This course seeks to promote an approach to helping/counselling inclusive of the whole person. It integrates resources from the Christian tradition and
resources from psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy to bear upon helping/counselling situations.

 

THEO2228 Baptism and the Eucharist
Prerequisite: THEO12AA or THEO1203
Pastoral Studies
This course investigates the development of baptismal and Eucharistic theologies from the New Testament to the modern period. The Rites of Christian Initiation and the Eucharist will be studied from an historical perspective. In the process of this historical investigation, some modern forms of these rites will be considered theologically and ecumenically taking into consideration pastoral implications.

 

THEO2316 Christian Social Ethics
Theological/Systematic and Ethical Studies
This course seeks to embark upon a textual and thematic study of the social encyclicals and other major official social documents of the Christian churches, paying special attention to methodology, anthropology and the evolution of ideas.

 

THEO2325 Systematic Theology II: Christology and Soteriology
Prerequisite: THEO1305 or THEO1402
Theological/Systematic and Ethical Studies
This course is the second course in a series of three courses that outline the major themes in systematic theology. The course examines Christian beliefs about the person and work of Jesus Christ, salvation, election, and the Holy Spirit’s role in sanctification.

 

THEO2404 Comparative Religion
Religious and Philosophical Studies - Semester II
Theory of Non-Christian Religions—Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Afro-Caribbean expressions; foundations of interreligious dialogue.

 

 

Level III


THEO3004 Deuteronomy and Deuteronomic History
Biblical Studies
A study of the Book of Deuteronomy with special emphasis on theological issues related to worship, the land, the role of Moses, justice and interpersonal relationships. The course will also focus attention on similar theological emphases of the “Deuteronomic History”.

 

THEO3005 Biblical Apocalyptic Theology
Prerequisite: At least 6 credits at level I in Biblical Studies
Biblical Studies
A study of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelations, with special emphasis on the social context and on the characteristic theological emphases of Biblical apocalyptic eschatology. Some comparisons will be made with other apocalypses and related literature. The role of apocalyptic ideas in contemporary Christianity and society will be examined.

THEO3008 Israelite Wisdom
Prerequisite: At least 6 credits in Biblical Studies at Level I
Biblical Studies
An examination of the literature produced by the Hebrew sages with special reference to Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon. Particular attention will be given to the international character and cultural setting of the Wisdom Movement, literary forms, influence, distinctive theological and existential concerns, and contemporary relevance.

 

THEO3011 Pauline Theology
Prerequisite: At least 6 credits in Biblical Studies at Level II
Biblical Studies
This course is intended as an advanced course on Paul, specifically focusing on the identification of the theology of the Apostle Paul, including its relationship with Judaism and Hellenistic thought.

 

THEO3012 Themes in Old Testament Prophecy
Prerequisite: THEO1115
Biblical Studies
‘This course investigates the major themes that emerge in the work of the classical prophets of Israel and seeks to relate, where relevant, those themes to modern occurrences.

 

THEO3110 History of the Caribbean Church 1492 to
Present
Historical Studies
This course explores the major aspects of the development of the Church in the Caribbean, in particular the British West Indies, from 1492 - present. It seeks to enable students to understand how the Church has contributed to the development of the Caribbean society within a historical, theological, political and social context.

 

THEO3208 Theory and Practice of Ecumenism
Pastoral Studies
This course offers a history of the Ecumenical Movement with special emphasis on Anglican-roman Catholic and Anglican-Lutheran relations. This course also studies the newest developments in the move towards full communion among Anglicans and other Christian groups. Studies in the practical applications of ecumenical understandings will be done.

 

THEO3210 Field Education
Prerequisite: THEO1220 OR THE1203
Pastoral Studies
The Field Education Seminar provides a forum for seminarians to engage as peers in serious theological reflection on pertinent issues in pastoral ministry. As a basis for this reflection the seminar will draw on three main sources of relevant information – the biblical and theological tradition, the cultural context, and communal experience and the historical heritage.

 

THEO3213 Other Sacramental Rites
Prerequisite: Any two of: THEO1220, THEO1203 or THEO2228
Pastoral Studies
The sacraments of Marriage, Holy Orders, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the sick are part of the life of every Christian parish community. This course will explore how each of these sacraments in its liturgical celebration connects us to the Paschal Mystery within an ecclesiology of communion. Not only does the Church celebrate the sacraments, but the celebration of the sacraments shapes the Church.

 

THEO3214 Ascetical Theology
Prerequisite: Any two of: THEO1220, THEO1203 or THEO3213
Pastoral Studies
As an introduction to Ascetical Theology this course seeks to establish the relationship between theology and spirituality. It will examine the historical foundations of ascetical theology drawing on selected spiritual classics. Special emphasis will be placed on the Anglican Spiritual Tradition with particular reference to the Caroline Ideal of “true piety with sound learning”.

 

THEO3215 Christian Education – Concepts and Praxis
Prerequisite: Either THEO1220 or THEO1203
Pastoral Studies
The purpose of this course is two-fold: First, to aid the students in reflecting on the nature, aims, objectives and relevance of Christian Education in the context of the Caribbean; and secondly, to assist them in developing the skills necessary to be conceptualise and implement a plan of study for Christian Education in context.

 

THEO3318 Caribbean Theology
Theological/Systematic and Ethical Studies
This course examines the roots and routs of theology within the Caribbean context. It adopts the stance that theology is about the understanding of God in relation to human beings living within a particular socio-geographic space. It also explores how the faith tensions between acculturation and enculturation have influenced new methodologies in theologizing on the social, economic, political and religious issues of the contemporary Caribbean.

 

THEO3320 Human Sexuality in Christian Perspectives
Prerequisite: THEO2316
Theological/Systematic and Ethical Studies
This course focuses on the ethical and theological interpretations of sexuality within the Christian tradition. Such consideration will be undertaken in the light of the contemporary human experience and their implications for pastoral practice and the formulation of public policy.

 

THEO3325 Systematic Theology III: The Holy Spirit, the Church and Eschatology
Prerequisite: THEO1305 and THEO1402
Theological/ Systematic and Ethical Studies
This course is the final course in a series of three courses that outline the major themes in systematic theology. The course examines Christian beliefs in three areas: (1) the person and work of the Holy Spirit; (2) the nature and practices of the church, including topics like authority, ordination, sacraments, and devotional practices; (3) and the final things including the Parousia, death, resurrection, judgment, heaven, and hell.

 

THEO3402 Popular Religiosity in the Caribbean
Religious and Philosophical Studies
This course will consider the development, function, and influence of popular religious experiences and movements in the Caribbean as well as their relationship to the established traditions.

 

THEO3900 Clinical Pastoral Counselling 1 (School & University Based)
Prerequisites: One of the following: THEO1203, THEO1220, THEO2203, THEO2228
This course is contextual and involves the student in the lived realities in the contemporary educational setting. Persons who complete this course will be better equipped in the area of pastoral care and counselling in the school and university setting. Through theory and practice, this course seeks to examine, analyse, and interpret behaviours in the school setting with the intention of transforming such behaviours, build a more value-conscious society, and contribute to civic and national development. This course is one of the approved substitutes for HUMN3099.

 

THEO3901 Clinical Pastoral Counselling 11 — Health Care Based
Prerequisites: One of the following: THEO1203, THEO1220, THEO2203, THEO2228
The course is contextual and involves the student in the lived realities in the contemporary health care institution setting. Persons who complete this course will be better equipped in the area of pastoral care and counselling in the health-based institutional setting. Through theory and practice, this course seeks to examine, analyse, and interpret behaviours in the health care setting with the intention of transforming such behaviours, building a more caring institution, promoting holistic healing, and contributing to more effective and human-centred health institutions. This course is one of the approved substitutes for HUMN3099.