Kts. vuosittainen opetusohjelma
to learn to read historical sources of different genres with close attention to their context of production and the strategies used by authors to express their ideas
to learn to situate a source text within historical debates in Christianity
to identify and use relevant modern scholarship to interpret the text's contents and contribution to the history of Christianity in a specific period
to learn to use historical methods and resources to plan a successful research project for the kanditutkielma
to practise using English in academic contexts
The historical narrative of Christianity is based upon interpretations of sources at the time of their production as part of historical controversies and by modern scholars. In this seminar, students will choose a source text which originates as part of a significant controversy in Christian history, to investigate the context of its production and how it has been interpreted by earlier and modern writers. Students will be encouraged to develop an independent perspective upon the text, theme or controversy. The seminar discussions will be in English and students may choose to prepare written papers in either English or Finnish. Students may work in any period of Christian history before the modern era.
Participation in the seminars and related work