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The Experience of God - RET4042A
Title: EIV-The Experience of God
Guaranteed by: Department of Systematic Theology (27-SYST)
Faculty: Protestant Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2022 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C(+Ex) [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Is provided by: RETA4001
Note: you can enroll for the course repeatedly
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. Ivana Noble, Ph.D.
Is incompatible with: RTA421
Annotation
This course covers two subjects: Experience of God (RET4042A) and Introduction to the study of protestant theology (RETA4001).
The Experience of God can be tracked in biblical and liturgical texts, church documents, theological treatises, poetry or other forms of Christian art. Approaching this experience theologically means that we have to enter into a dialectial tension between the requirements of a spiritual journey and of a science. This course will introduce fundamental theological themes, such as: the divine mystery and revelation; authorities that testify to God; the role of historical and cultural contexts; belief in divine grace and methods for interpreting the human experience of God; the wisdom of discernment. These issues will be investigated as they evolved in different Christian traditions, from within this creative tension between the requirements of the spiritual journey and of the science. Based on the book by Ivana Noble, Tracking God: An Ecumenical Fundamental Theology, the course consists of lectures and discussions. Students will read and interpret theological texts, listen to music, and engage with works of art.
Last update: Širka Zdenko, Mgr., Th.D. (14.10.2021)
Literature

Ivana Noble, Tracking God: An Ecumenical Fundamental Theology. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010.

Last update: Širka Zdenko, Mgr., Th.D. (14.10.2021)
Syllabus

Time schedule:

 Introduction: What is Theology? An Experiential Approach

Divine Mystery and Revelation in the Scriptures and Early Tradition

Divine Mystery Revelation in Modern Theology

Homework: Divine Mystery and Revelation in the Architecture and Imagery of Two Churches in Prague (different confessions)

Presentations I

The Authority of God Mediated in the Human World

17 November is a national holiday

 The Use and Abuse of Authority: A Critical Approach

 Historical and Cultural Contexts of Theology

Historical and Cultural Context of Theology approached through Music

 Return of Religious Experience into Theology

 The Wisdom of Discernment (online)

 Presentations II (online)

Last update: Širka Zdenko, Mgr., Th.D. (14.10.2021)
Learning resources

Course in Moodle: https://moodle.etf.cuni.cz/moodle/course/view.php?id=698

Password to enrol: Experience

Last update: Širka Zdenko, Mgr., Th.D. (07.10.2022)
Course completion requirements

Requirements: An active course participation, two short presentations, and one written essay.

Course book: Ivana Noble, Tracking God: An Ecumenical Fundamental Theology. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010.

Seminar Papers will follow the main themes of the chapters of the Tracking God.

Last update: Širka Zdenko, Mgr., Th.D. (14.10.2021)
 
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