This is the module handbook for Queen's MA level module 'Theology in Dialogue' (TMM42120), taught in four day-long sessions. As well as session outlines, it contains guidance on assignments and a reading list which may be of interest.
This module outline is for a course which is not accredited by Common Awards but rather is part of Queen's independent postgraduate programme, however it offers a useful example of how to incorporate visiting speakers and visits to external projects into a module.
Aware of the tensions between people and communities of different religious convictions and the varied interpretations of Christian witness, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and, at the invitation of the WCC, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), met over a period of 5 years to reflect and produce this document to serve as a set of recommendations for conduct on Christian witness around the world. This document does not intend to be a theological statement on mission but to address practical issues associated with Christian witness in a multi-religious world. The purpose of this document is to encourage churches, church councils and mission agencies to reflect on their current practices and to use the recommendations in this document to prepare, where appropriate, their own guidelines for their witness and mission among those of different religions and among those who do not profess any particular religion.
This module handbook relates to a course which is not accredited by Common Awards, however it offers a useful insight into working with an external organisation (in this case, CCJ) to develop teaching on Christian-Jewish relations which considers both the historical context and contemporary reality.