5OT347 Part 1 Methodology and Literature Course – Eastern Christian Studies, 7.5 Credits
Eastern Christian Theology
Autumn 2019/2020 Aug - Oct (w35-w40). Daytime 100 % at Campus Bromma. Language English.
To apply contact the student guide, admission code: OT347
Entry requirements
General requirements for university studies. 60 credits in Theology, including 30 credits from Introductory courses, at least 15 credits in Eastern Christian Studies, and 15 credits from Intermediate level.
Education Level
First cycle
This course is a preparation for writing a Bachelor thesis in Eastern Christian Studies. The first part of the course deepens the knowledge and use of the particular methods and theories regarding one of three perspectives of Eastern Christian Studies: Church History, particularly Patristics; Liturgics; or Ecclesiology.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
• show a basic understanding of how theories of theology interact with methods of theology
• demonstrate knowledge about theories and methods and how these can be applied when choosing a field for the coming Bachelors’s thesis
• be able to read and interpret texts, with the methods provided in the course.
(1) Academic Writing
Yaghjian, Lucretia B. 2015. Writing Theology Well. A Rhetoric for Theological and Biblical Writers. London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark (427p).

(2) Choose one of the following:

(A) Historical Methods
McDowell, W. H. 2002. Historical Research. A Guide. Harlow, Ess.: Pearson Education (256p).

Evans, Robert 2014. Reception History, Tradition and Biblical Interpretation. Gadamer and Jauss in Current Practice. London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark (279p).

(B) Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Kuzmanovic, Daniella & Bandak, Andreas (ed.) 2015. Qualitative Analysis in the Making New York & London: Routledge (202p).

Creswell, John W. & Creswell, J. David 2018. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Approaches. London: Sage Publications (246p).

(C) Liturgical Methods
Day, Juliette J. 2014. Reading the Liturgy. An Exploration of Texts in Christian Worship. London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark (166p).

Berger, Teresa & Spinks, Bryan D. (eds.) 2016. Liturgy’s Imagined Past/s. Methodologies in the Writing of Liturgical History Today. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press (302p).

(3) Individually chosen literature with the supervisor.
Exam Types
Take-home 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, University College Stockholm.
Confirmed by the Theology Faculty Board at University College Stockholm 2019-09-11