5IN174 Historical Theology with Church History, 7.5 Credits
Eastern Christian Theology, Systematic Theology, Church History
Autumn 2019/2020 Nov - Jan (w45-w03). Daytime 50 % at Campus Södertälje. Language English.
Admission at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se, admission code: IN174
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 practice is highlighted. The course introduces the diversity that characterizes Christianity, both in the traditions of the historical churches and in the modern society.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
• demonstrate knowledge of the history of Christianity, including the great church families
• be familiar with the main features of the history of dogmatic theology and Christian philosophy
• be familiar with how practice has related to theory in history
• be able to argue source-critically and be familiar with basic historical methods .
Irvin, Dale T. & Sunquist, Scott W., 2001. History of the World Christian Movement. Volume I: Earliest Christianity to 1453, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (506pp).

Irvin, Dale T. & Sunquist, Scott W., 2012. History of the World Christian Movement. Volume II: Modern Christianity from 1454-1800, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, pp. 1-164, 209-226, 263-395, 473-474 (315pp).
Gabriel Bar-Sawme, Daniel Öhrvall
Exam Types
Take-home examination, Written examination, Papers, Seminars.
Grading Types
A = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, FX = Insufficient, F = Insufficient
Additional Directives
If a student due to disability has a decision from the EHS on special pedagogical support, the examiner shall, if necessary, adapt the examination and conduct the examination in an alternative way.
Completion of a course requires a minimum of 80% attendance at lectures and 100% attendance at seminars/group work and other assignments. Absence beyond that can be compensated by supplementing assignment(s) if the instructor finds it possible. In case of an absence of 50% or more, the course is considered as interrupted, even if assignments have been completed.
Confirmed by the Theology Faculty Board at University College Stockholm 2019-03-20
Revised 2019-10-08