Apocalypse Now: Theology at the End of the World

Course code RELT3012
Not available in 2015

Description

Predictions about an apocalyptic end of the world are abound in contemporary culture today from popular films to political environmentalism through to scientific predictions of the end of life. This course contextualises such ruminations on the end of the world with reference particularly to Christian and modern secular traditions and their long histories. This course reflects on a plurality of responses to the question of 'what may we hope'?

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the meaning of the ¿end of the world¿ in theological context;

2. Critically analyse key movements in eschatological and apocalyptic thought;

3. Reflect upon and synthesise the ethical and political meaning of doomsday predictions;

4. Demonstrate advanced writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.

Content

This course will examine the theological meaning of the ‘end of the world’ in Christian and other traditions.

Assumed Knowledge

RELT1010 Introducing Theology OR HUMA1010 The World¿s Great Thinkers OR RELT2010 The Many Faces of Jesus

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay 1

Essay: Essay 2

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion Board

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term