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THEOREL 202

: A History of the Apocalypse
2024 Semester Two (1245)
An 'apocalypse' is a divine revelation about the shape of history. It is written for a society in crisis, often describing that society’s collapse before the coming of a better world. This course traces the development of apocalyptic thought in the religions of the West, from the ancient Middle East through to apocalyptic themes in modern cultures.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 302
2477

THEOREL 202

: A History of the Apocalypse
2022 Semester One (1223)
An 'apocalypse' is a divine revelation about the shape of history. It is written for a society in crisis, often describing that society’s collapse before the coming of a better world. This course traces the development of apocalyptic thought in the religions of the West, from the ancient Middle East through to apocalyptic themes in modern cultures.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 302
2478

THEOREL 206

: Religion in Film and Television
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Explores the ways that religious themes, myths, and imagery are expressed within the narratives of some classic and contemporary films and television dramas. Students will learn skills to identify the articulation of religious beliefs, narratives, and the sacred or transcendent within the medium of film and television, and to discuss critically this cultural engagement with religion.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 306
2479

THEOREL 206

: Religion in Film and Television
2021 Semester One (1213)
Explores the ways that religious themes, myths, and imagery are expressed within the narratives of some classic and contemporary films and television dramas. Students will learn skills to identify the articulation of religious beliefs, narratives, and the sacred or transcendent within the medium of film and television, and to discuss critically this cultural engagement with religion.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 306
2480

THEOREL 208

: Special Topic in Theological and Religious Studies
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Study of a particular theme, religious tradition or set of texts from within the discipline of Theological and Religious Studies.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I from BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 308
2481

THEOREL 208

: Special Topic in Theological and Religious Studies
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Study of a particular theme, religious tradition or set of texts from within the discipline of Theological and Religious Studies.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I from BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 308
2482

THEOREL 208

: Special Topic in Theological and Religious Studies
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Study of a particular theme, religious tradition or set of texts from within the discipline of Theological and Religious Studies.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I from BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 308
2483

THEOREL 209

: Religious Texts of Terror
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Explores the ways that various forms of violence are evoked and discussed within religious texts and traditions. Students will learn about the origins of these ‘texts of terror’, and then trace their ongoing influence throughout history and up to the present day across a range of socio-cultural contexts, both global and local.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I from the BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 301
2484

THEOREL 210

: Special Topic: Religion, Trauma and Suffering
2023 Semester Two (1235)
An exploration of how recent insights into trauma and suffering intersect with theology and religion. Students will learn about ways in which religious narratives and practices have contributed to trauma and suffering, as well as possibilities for resistance and relief. The course will include engagements with trauma and suffering across a range of contexts.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I from the BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 318
2485

THEOREL 211

: Religion, Gender and Sexuality
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Considers how gender and sexuality are articulated and debated within contemporary religious communities. Topics covered may include: gender and sexuality in religious texts and traditions; women in religion; sexualities and religion; gender, sexuality, and religion in popular culture; feminist, gender and queer theories in the study of religion; gender violence and religion; HIV/AIDS and religion.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 311
2486

THEOREL 214

: Special Topic: The Evolution and Psychology of Religion
2020 Semester One (1203)
Approaches religion as a dimension of human biology, psychology, and social life. We consider how approaches in the human sciences clarify patterns of individual and cultural variation in the expression of religion and spirituality. Topics include the evolution of religion and cooperation, social inequality, ecology, virtue, transformational experiences, collective rituals and the diverse social functions of religion.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 314
2487

THEOREL 215

: Danger and Desire: The Bible and Visual Culture
2020 Semester One (1203)
Explores how biblical themes of sexuality, gender, sin, and desire are represented in the visual arts, including fine art, advertising, and film. Students will learn how artists’ cultural contexts shape and inspire their visual interpretations of the Bible, and how these interpretations have influenced cultural discourses of gender and sexuality throughout history.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I from the BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 212, 312, 315
2488

THEOREL 216

: Early Christianity
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Examines the history of Christianity from its origins in Palestinian and diaspora Judaism through to its official endorsement by the Roman Empire at the end of the fourth century. Explores how various traditions about Jesus evolved, how Christians both accommodated and resisted the wider culture, and how norms for “orthodoxy” (correct teaching) gradually took shape.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I from the BA Schedule
Restriction: CTHTHEO 252, 352, THEOREL 316, THEOLOGY 104
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THEOREL 216

: Early Christianity
2021 Semester One (1213)
Examines the history of Christianity from its origins in Palestinian and diaspora Judaism through to its official endorsement by the Roman Empire at the end of the fourth century. Explores how various traditions about Jesus evolved, how Christians both accommodated and resisted the wider culture, and how norms for “orthodoxy” (correct teaching) gradually took shape.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I from the BA Schedule
Restriction: CTHTHEO 252, 352, THEOREL 316, THEOLOGY 104
2490

THEOREL 221

: Comparative Religion and Society
2024 Semester One (1243)
Provides an introduction to social theories of religion. An empirical approach to the study of religion, which constructs theories and arguments about its social forms and significance through the collection and analysis of data. Global case studies will be used to consider the power of religion both as a force for social cohesion as well as disruption and social change.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 321
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THEOREL 221

: Comparative Religion and Society
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Provides an introduction to social theories of religion. An empirical approach to the study of religion, which constructs theories and arguments about its social forms and significance through the collection and analysis of data. Global case studies will be used to consider the power of religion both as a force for social cohesion as well as disruption and social change.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 321
2492

THEOREL 222

: Religion, Climate Change and Justice
2024 Semester Two (1245)
An exploration of the influence of religion on how we understand and relate to the natural world. Students will learn about some religious ideas that have contributed to the current climate crisis, as well as the role that religion and spirituality are playing in responses to this crisis.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 322
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THEOREL 223

: How People Became Things: Christianity, Colonisation and Race
2024 Semester One (1243)
An exploration of theological and religious ideas that supported colonisation and contributed to a wider transformation of identity, land and economics. Students will learn about some of the ideas and beliefs that were integral to the progression of colonialism, as well as the role of religion in various forms of resistance.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I
Restriction: THEOREL 323
2494

THEOREL 300

: A Major Religious Thinker
2022 Semester One (1223)
In-depth study of a figure whose thought has had a major impact on the development of one or more religious traditions. It includes the critical study of selected texts by the chosen thinker (where these have survived), and of texts and traditions related to the thinker. The figure chosen reflects the research interests of current staff.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 200
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THEOREL 300

: A Major Religious Thinker
2020 Semester One (1203)
In-depth study of a figure whose thought has had a major impact on the development of one or more religious traditions. It includes the critical study of selected texts by the chosen thinker (where these have survived), and of texts and traditions related to the thinker. The figure chosen reflects the research interests of current staff.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 200
2496

THEOREL 301

: Religious Texts of Terror
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Explores the ways that various forms of violence are evoked and discussed within religious texts and traditions. Students will learn about the origins of these ‘texts of terror’, and then trace their ongoing influence throughout history and up to the present day across a range of socio-cultural contexts, both global and local.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
Restriction: THEOREL 209
2497

THEOREL 302

: A History of the Apocalypse
2024 Semester Two (1245)
An apocalypse is a divine revelation about the shape of history. It is written for a society in crisis, often describing that society’s collapse before the coming of a better world. This course traces the development of apocalyptic thought in the religions of the West, from the ancient Middle East through to apocalyptic themes in modern cultures.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 202
2498

THEOREL 302

: A History of the Apocalypse
2022 Semester One (1223)
An apocalypse is a divine revelation about the shape of history. It is written for a society in crisis, often describing that society’s collapse before the coming of a better world. This course traces the development of apocalyptic thought in the religions of the West, from the ancient Middle East through to apocalyptic themes in modern cultures.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 202
2499

THEOREL 306

: Religion in Film and Television
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Explores the ways that religious themes, myths, and imagery are expressed within the narratives of some classic and contemporary films and television dramas. Students will learn skills to identify the articulation of religious beliefs, narratives, and the sacred or transcendent within the medium of film and television, and to discuss critically this cultural engagement with religion.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 206
2500

THEOREL 306

: Religion in Film and Television
2021 Semester One (1213)
Explores the ways that religious themes, myths, and imagery are expressed within the narratives of some classic and contemporary films and television dramas. Students will learn skills to identify the articulation of religious beliefs, narratives, and the sacred or transcendent within the medium of film and television, and to discuss critically this cultural engagement with religion.
Subject: Theological & Religious Studs
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II
Restriction: THEOREL 206