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RLT3180 - Scripture, Sacrament and Society

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: I Naumann and Peter Howard


Not offered in 2007


The unit presents the history of Christian thinking about the relationship of the self-communication of God (Word) and ritual activity within world-views that conceive of the material as pregnant with the divine. It explores myth and metaphor as the foundational components of Christian public worship, and the history and significance of ritual in Christianity.


One short essay (1000 words): 25%
Research Essay (2500 words): 50%
Examination (1 hour): 25%
Third-year students will be expected to complete the assessment in greater depth than at second-year level.

Contact hours

3 hours per week


A first-year sequence in History or Religion and Theology or permission.