Contemporary Christianity

Department of Theology and Religion, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law


Code 24801

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

This module explores the distinctive beliefs, practices, worship, ethics and buildings of Christians today. The module will focus on the role of the church in contemporary society and the phenomenology of Christianity as a world faith in the twenty-first century, investigating the challenges and opportunities that the religion encounters as well as scrutinising both ‘ordinary’ and ‘official’ Christian belief today.

Teaching and learning methods

The course will be delivered principally through interactive lectures, which will provide a broad range of information and ideas and also afford students the opportunity of exploring aspects of this material in more detail through group discussion and interaction. WebCT will be used to support these teaching and learning activities where appropriate. This course will, as far as possible, adhere to the chief principles of the University’s current Learning and Teaching strategy.