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The Theology of the Early Church

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24874
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24882
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

About

The patristic period is the most formative period of Christian theology.
Studying it is to place oneself in a privileged position from which to
understand the emergence of a whole tradition of thought, with its basic
motives, problems, and solutions. This is the period in which the early
church, with its Biblical legacy, takes root in the world of ancient
Greece and Rome. Studying patristic theology, however, is more than a
historical exercise, for contemporary theology is very often
characterized by a retrieval of ancient sources, which is why a solid
grounding in the theology of the early church remains indispensable for
theological work at a higher level. This course focuses on the reading
of patristic primary sources and provides a well-rounded understanding
the theological situation of the early church.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in some main field of study where it is included a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Qualified are also those that have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Furthermore, knowledge corresponding to English A/English 5 is required.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.