5IN116 Theology and Church history, 10.0 Credits
Theology and Church history, 10.0 Credits
Church History, Systematic Theology
Autumn 2018/2019 Aug - Nov (w35-w47). Internet based distance education 50 %. Language English.
Admission at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se, admission code: INE16
Entry requirements
General requirements for university studies
Education Level
First cycle
The course gives an overview of church history, and studies how the church is formed through interaction between dogmatics, philosophy, culture and church practices. The connection between theological reflection and embodiment is highlighted. The course introduces the diversity that characterizes Christianity, both in terms of traditions in the historic churches and the churches emerging in the New Era.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
• demonstrate knowledge of Church history, including the major church families
• demonstrate knowledge of the main features of the history of Western systematic theology and its relation to philosophy
• be able to use historical-critical methods.
Buckingham, Will (ed.) The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained, New York: DK Publisher (329pp, excerpts)

Hill, Jonathan, 2009. The New Lion Handbook: History of Christianity. Oxford: Lion Books. P. 10-129, 158-219, 240-273, 312-373, 410-439 (560 pp, excerpts).

McGrath, Alister E, 2011. Theology: The Basics. John Wiley & Sons (240 pp) or later editions.

Stark, Rodney, 2011. The Triumph of Christianity. New York: HarperCollins. P. 49-168, 237-254, 273-298, 353-418 (220 pp, excerpts). 

Williams, Rowan, 2014. Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer. Cambridge: Eerdmans (90 p).

Compendium with source texts, 100 pp. 
Joel Appelfeldt
Exam Types
Seminars, Written examination.
Grading Types
A = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, FX = Insufficient, F = Insufficient
Additional Directives
Attendance at lectures and seminars is mandatory at Stockholm School of Theology.
Confirmed by the Theology Faculty Board at University College Stockholm 2017-02-22
Literature revised 2018-02-21
Revised 2018-01-24