Methodological Problems with an Academic Discipline in the Modern University

College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Wiebe, Donald
Course Code TRT5709HSS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

Theology was established as an academic discipline in the Christian universities of the European Middle Ages. Methodologically, however, that discipline seems ill-suited for the new epistemic culture produced in the West by the Scientific Revolution and now institutionalized in the modern secular research university. This is the intellectual context in which Christian theology emerged and matured as an academic discipline and against which its ‘religious knowledge’ claims will be measured. Understanding this history is essential, therefore, in methodological discussions in all areas of the theological encyclopedia.

Schedule Mon
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 20
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Currently Offered Fall 2023