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Module overview

Session Headings

  • God in the 21st Century.
  • The Shape of Faith in a Post-Christendom Context.
  • Together in One World: Ecumenism Today.
  • Encountering Neighbour Religions in a Pluralistic World.

Module Objectives:

  1. To promote a greater awareness of the challenges to faith in a post-Christendom, multi-faith context.
  2. To enable a deeper knowledge of ecumenism in the contemporary world and the ability to engage with it in creative and practical ways.
  3. To develop an informed sense of the challenges to Christians arising from inter-faith dialogue and the ability to identify the key theological questions.
  4. To enhance confidence and ability to articulate the meaning of God and life together in the contemporary world.

Further Reading:

Marcus Borg, The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith (San Francisco: Harper, 2004).

Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith, (New York: Harper Collins, 2009).

Gideon Goosen, Bringing Churches Together: A Popular Introduction to Ecumenism, (Geneva: WCC Publications, 2001).

Paul Knitter, Introducing Theologies of Religion (New York: Orbis Books, 2002).

Daniel C Maguire, A Moral Creed for All Christians (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005).

Stuart Murray, Post-Christendom: Church and Mission in a Strange New World (After Christendom), (Milton Keynes: Authentic Media, 2004).

Jonathan Sachs, The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilisations, (London: Continuum, 2001).