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CHTH319 Reconciliation, Christian Ethics and Public Theology

The challenges posed by social reconciliation in different countries in recent times, and their relevance to Christian Ethics and Public Theology.

This paper seeks to develop a fuller understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to reconciliation in the aftermath of division and violence. It explores the ethical challenges in transforming personal, social and structural relationships that have been damaged by conflict in different contexts. It highlights both the pitfalls and the positive potential that Christian theology might offer towards the search for a better future.

Paper title Reconciliation, Christian Ethics and Public Theology
Paper code CHTH319
Subject Christian Thought and History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester (3 July 2017 - 11 November 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 200-level CHTH or CHTX paper
Restriction
CHTH 415
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Notes
This paper will be offered as an Intensive from the 3rd-7th of July in Auckland. Attendance is compulsory.
Contact
Professor David Tombs: david.tombs@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor David Tombs
Paper Structure
The paper is structured in four modules:
  • Introduction to Reconciliation, Ethics and Public Theology
  • The South African Context
  • The Northern Ireland Context
  • The Aotearoa/New Zealand Context
Assessment comprises two 1,500-word essays and one 2,000-word essay.
Teaching Arrangements
Distance: The is an intensive course in Auckland from Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July 2017. Attendance is compulsory.
Textbooks
Bloomfield, David, et al. (eds), Reconciliation After Violent Conflict: A Handbook (Stockholm: IDEA, 2003).
This is available to download free of charge as a PDF from the publishers: http://www.idea.int/publications/reconciliation/index.cfm

Tutu, Desmond. No Future Without Forgiveness. New York: Doubleday, 1999. (Available on Kindle)
Course outline
Distance: View course outline for CHTH 319
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Clarify a sound understanding of the challenges posed by reconciliation as a personal and political process and its relevance to Christian ethics and public theology
  • Analyse the ethical and theological complexity of truth, justice, forgiveness, remorse and apology in the social transformation of division and conflict
  • Critically evaluate the resources that Christian ethics and public theology can draw upon to contribute constructively towards personal and political reconciliation
  • Present persuasive written work with analytic arguments based on evidence, reading and reason
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities

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Timetable

Second Semester (3 July 2017 - 11 November 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

The challenges posed by social reconciliation in different countries in recent times, and their relevance to Christian Ethics and Public Theology.

This paper seeks to develop a fuller understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to reconciliation in the aftermath of division and violence. It explores the ethical challenges in transforming personal, social and structural relationships that have been damaged by conflict in different contexts. It highlights both the pitfalls and the positive potential that Christian theology might offer towards the search for a better future.

Paper title Reconciliation, Christian Ethics and Public Theology
Paper code CHTH319
Subject Christian Thought and History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 200-level CHTH or CHTX paper
Restriction
CHTH 415
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Contact
Professor David Tombs: david.tombs@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor David Tombs
Paper Structure
The paper is structured in four modules:
  • Introduction to Reconciliation, Ethics and Public Theology
  • The South African Context
  • The Northern Ireland Context
  • The Aotearoa/New Zealand Context
Assessment comprises two 1,500-word essays and one 2,000-word essay.
Teaching Arrangements
Distance: The is an intensive course in Auckland from Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July 2017. Attendance is compulsory.
Textbooks
Bloomfield, David, et al. (eds), Reconciliation After Violent Conflict: A Handbook (Stockholm: IDEA, 2003).
This is available to download free of charge as a PDF from the publishers: http://www.idea.int/publications/reconciliation/index.cfm
Course outline
Distance: View course outline for CHTH 319
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Clarify a sound understanding of the challenges posed by reconciliation as a personal and political process and its relevance to Christian ethics and public theology
  • Analyse the ethical and theological complexity of truth, justice, forgiveness, remorse and apology in the social transformation of division and conflict
  • Critically evaluate the resources that Christian ethics and public theology can draw upon to contribute constructively towards personal and political reconciliation
  • Present persuasive written work with analytic arguments based on evidence, reading and reason

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None