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Theological and Religious Studies Tripos, Part II, 2000: Special subjects and prescribed texts

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that they have selected the following special subjects and prescribed texts for the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos, Part II, in 2000 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 396):

Paper 1. Oriental languages

A. Hebrew I (Elementary Hebrew)

Genesis 37 and 40-45.

B. Sanskrit

Mahabhrata 2.66-68 (Poona edition, 1933-66).
Hitopadesa, extracts 2-11 (C. R. Lanman, A Sanskrit Reader, pp. 16-35);
Bhagavadgita ch. 3-4.

C. Qur'anic Arabic

The Qur'an, I:1-7, II:1-23, IV:93-100, LIII:1-40.
al-Bukhari, al-Jami' al-Sahih (Cairo, 1313 ah), vol.I, pp. 1-10.
al-Isfara'ini, al Tabsir fi'l-din (Beirut, 1983 ce), pp. 45-6, 97-9.

Paper 2. New Testament Greek

Mark 9.1-16.8.

Paper 14. Theology and Science

There are no prescribed texts.

Paper 15A. Hebrew II

Either Genesis 37, 40-45 or Psalms 24, 46, 74, 82, 91, 145;

Deuteronomy 5-15; Job 1-2, 42.7-17; Judges 13-16; Jonah.

Paper 15B. Hebrew III

Deuteronomy 5-15; Job 1-2, 42.7-17; Judges 13-16; Jonah; 2 Samuel 11.1-19.9; Isaiah 1-7; Psalms 24, 46, 74, 82, 91, 145.

Paper 16. The religion and literature of the Old Testament

Genesis 1-11; Jeremiah 1-25.

Paper 17. New Testament texts in Greek

John; Colossians.

Paper 18. Jesus

The Parables.

Paper 19. Paul and the early church


Paper 20. Study of theology

Athanasius, Contra Gentes (tr. R. W. Thomson, Oxford, 1971); Augustine, Confessions, Books III, IV, and VII (tr. H. Chadwick, Oxford, 1991); Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 1a, 1 (Summa Theologiae, Vol. I, Christian Theology, tr. and ed. T. Gilby [London, 1964]); J. Calvin, Institutio iv: 17 (LCC, Vol. xxi [London, 1961]), pp. 1359-1428 'The Sacred Supper of Christ and What it Brings to Us'; J. Wesley, 'An Earnest Appeal to Men of Reason and Religion', in The Works of John Wesley, Vol. 11 (Oxford, Clarendon, 1978), ed. G. R. Cragg, pp. 45-94; 'On the Trinity', Sermon 55 in The Works of John Wesley, Volume 2, ed. Albert C. Outler (Nashville, Abingdon, 1985), pp. 374-86; F. D. E. Schleiermacher, The Christian Faith (Edinburgh, 1928), paras. 164-72; K. Barth, Church Dogmatics I/1 (2 ed., Edinburgh, 1975), paras. 8-9; K. Rahner, Foundations of Christian Faith (London, 1978), chs. 4-5.

Paper 21. Christian life and thought in late antiquity, with reference to specified topics

A. The rise and formation of Christianity to AD 600, to include such issues as: the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire and on its margins; the persecution of Christians; the formation of orthodox tradition and hereseology; the development of Christian worship; early Christian attitudes towards paganism; early Christian attitudes towards Judaism. B. Doctrines of God and of the person of Christ, to include: the trinitarian and christological controversies of the fourth and fifth centuries. C. The life and thought of Augustine. D. Monasticism and Asceticism from Antony to Benedict, to include: the origins of Christian monasticism; Pachomian and Basilian monasticism; monasticism in different regions of the Roman Empire (Italy, Gaul, Egypt, Palestine, and Syria); Stylitism; Benedict of Nursia and his rule. E. Late Antique Christianity in its social context, to include: urban and rural Christianity; Christian attitudes to wealth, poverty, slavery, the family, the military; the role of women in the church.

Paper 22. Christian life and thought, 950-1300

Gregory VII, Register, tr. E. Emerton, The Correspondence of Gregory VII (New York, 1932), pp. 4-7, 15-6, 18-9, 22-3, 39-42, 48-9, 56-8, 62-4, 81-3, 86-91, 96-9, 105-7, 111-3, 118-20, 147-8, 149-54, 157-60, 163-4, 166-75, 178-81, 188-9, 193-5; The Book of Ste Foy, chapters 1-11, tr. P. Sheingorn (Philadelphia, 1995), pp. 43-73; St. Anselm, 'Cur Deus Homo' Book 1, tr. J. Hopkins and H. Richardson, Anselm of Canterbury III (Toronto, 1976), pp. 41-97; 'Meditation on Human Redemption', tr. B. Ward, The Prayers and Meditations of St Anselm (Penguin Books, 1983), pp. 230-7; 'Proslogion', chapter 2, tr. B. Ward, The Prayers and Meditations of St Anselm, pp. 244-5; Guibert of Nogent, Vita, Book 1, chapters 1-19, ed. J. F. Benton, tr. C. C. Swinton Bland, Self and Society in Medieval France: The Memoirs of Abbot Guibert of Nogent (New York, 1970), pp. 35-101; The Life of St Christina of Markyate, ed. and tr. C. H. Talbot (Oxford, 1959), pp. 35-119; (Peter) Abelard, Dialogue of a Philosopher with a Jew and a Christian, prologue, tr. P. J. Payer (Toronto, 1979), pp. 19-23; Ethics, ed. and tr. D. E. Luscombe (OMT, 1971), pp. 3-37; 'Historia Calamitatum', ed. B. Radice, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (London, Penguin Classics, 1974), pp. 57-106; Hugh of St Victor, Didascalicon, Book 2, tr. J. Taylor (New York, 1961), pp. 61-82; St Bernard of Clairvaux, On the Song of Songs, 'Sermon 65', tr. K. Walsh and I. M. Edmonds III (Cistercian Fathers Series, Kalamazoo, 1979), pp. 179-89; 'In Praise of the Virgin Mother', Homily 4, tr. M.-B. Said and G. Perigo, Magnificat (Cistercian Fathers Series, Kalamazoo, 1979), pp. 45-58; 'Documents on Crusading', tr. L. and J. Riley-Smith, The Crusades: Idea and Reality, 1095-1274 (London, 1981), pp. 54-7, 61-3, 64-7, 95-6, 97-8, 102-3, 103-17, 119-24, 125-9; 'Fourth Lateran Council', tr. N. P. Tanner, Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils I (Georgetown, 1990), constitutiones 1-70, pp. 230-67; Scripta Leonis, Rufini et Angeli, sociorum S.Francisci, ed. and tr. R. B. Brooke (OMT, 1970), pp. 88-110, 206-24; 'Documents on Marriage and Divorce', tr. T. Evergates, Feudal Society in Medieval France: Documents from the County of Champagne (Philadephia, 1993), pp. 38-49; St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, (Blackfriars Edn., London, 1964-80) prologue, 1a.1-2 (Vol. 1, pp. 2-41 and Vol. 2, pp. 5-19), 3a.75-6 (Vol. 58, pp. 53-123); Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy. II. Purgatorio cantos 1, 3, 5-7, 10, 13, 15, 18-9, 21, 23, 25, 27, ed. and tr. J. D. Sinclair (Oxford Paperbacks, 1971), pp. 19-25, 45-51, 69-75, 81-9, 95-101, 131-7, 169-77, 197-203, 233-9, 245-51, 271-7, 297-303, 325-31, 351-7.

Paper 23. Christian life and thought, 1500-1689

'Two devout prayers', in W. Maskell (ed.), Monumenta Ritualia Ecclesiae Anglicanae (1846), pp. 262-5; R. Knox and S. Leslie (eds.), The Miracles of Henry VI (Cambridge, 1923), pp. 77-84; Erasmus, Praise of Folly (Penguin, ed. A. Levi), pp. 164-73, 196-208; Paraclesis, in J. Olin (ed.), Christian Humanism and the Reformation (Harper, 1965), pp. 93-106; Thomas More, Dialogue of Comfort (Everyman ed.), Book I, chapter 2, pp. 150-3; Luther: The Liberty of a Christian Man, in J. Dillenberger, Martin Luther, pp. 52-85; Calvin, Institutes (ed. McNeil), pp. 920-32, 1359-65, 1368-72, 1381-2; extracts from Beza's Life of Calvin, in A. Duke and A. Pettegree (eds.), Calvinism in Europe (Manchester, 1992), pp. 15-25; G. H. Williams (ed.), Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers (Library of Christian Classics), pp. 138-44; G. Bray (ed.) Documents of the English Reformation (T&T Clark, 1994), pp. 247-57, 285-311, 356-63; The Prayerbooks of Edward VI (Everyman ed., 1910), pp. 3-5, 286-9, 377-93; R. B. Bond (ed.), Certain Sermons or Homilies, pp. 61-7; John Foxe, Acts and Monuments, VII, 424-7, 287-91, 318-21, 542-52; J. H. Pollen (ed.), Unpublished Documents relating to the English Martyrs (Catholic Record Society, 1908), pp. 44-7, 74-88, 205-7; Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse (ed. Emrys Jones), nos. 82, 195, 221, 272, 289, 300, 338; Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse (ed. A. Fowler), nos. 134, 214, 360, 381, 405-7, 409, 411, 554, 778; W. H. Frere and Douglas, Puritan Manifestoes, pp. 20-34; H. C. Porter (ed.), Puritanism in Tudor England, pp. 276-300; P. More and F. L. Cross, Anglicanism, pp. 103-116, 360-4; Richard Baxter, Reliquiae Baxterianiae, pp. 2-4; John Bunyan, Grace Abounding, (ed. R. Sharrock, Oxford, 1966), pp. 117-23; Kenyon, Stuart Constitution, pp. 466-9; Norman Tanner (ed.), Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils (London, 1990), Vol. 2, pp. 671-81, 663-4, 750-3; Ignatius Loyola, Works (Classics of Western Spirituality), pp. 107-11, 136-8, 154-6, 167-8, 201-5, 211-4; Gregory Martin, Roma Sancta, pp. 7-11, 44-7, 109-19, 220-9; Letters and Instructions of Francis Xavier (ed. M. J. Costelloe, St Louis, 1992), pp. 41-51; C. R. Boxer, The Christian Century in Japan (Berkeley, 1951), pp. 401-5; Francis de Sales, Introduction to a Devout Life (ed. J. K. Ryan), pp. 43-7, 103-19, 207-8, 226-9; Blaise Pascal, Pensées (ed. Krailsheimer, Penguin Books), pp. 309-18; John Fisher, English Works (EETS, ed. J. E. B. Mayor), pp. 289-303; B. Travitsky, The Paradise of Women: Writings by Englishwomen of the Renaissance (Westport, Connecticut, 1981), pp. 173-86; M. Emmanuel Orchard (ed.), Till God Will: Mary Ward Through her Writings (London), pp. 6-11, 49-61.

Paper 24. Christian life and thought since 1800

H. Bettenson, Documents of the Christian Church (2nd edition) (London, 1965), xi, 7, 9, 11, 12; xii, 11, 12, 13; xiii 1; xiv 1, 5.

S. Z. Ehler and J. B. Morrall, Church and State through the Centuries (London, 1954), vii, 2, 7, 8, 9; viii, 4, 11.

R. P. Flindall, The Church of England, 1815-1948: A Documentary History (London, 1972), nos. 1, 4, 5, 16, 24, 25, 26, 45, 46, 47, 58, 60, 61, 66, 70, 75, 79, 90, 97, 98, 100, 101.

P. C. Hodgson and R. H. King, Readings in Christian Theology (London, 1985), ii, 5; iii, 5, 6; iv, 4, 5, 6, 7; v, 4, 6; vi, 2, 3, 4, 5; vii, 4; viii, 5, 6, 7, 8.

J. H. Leith, Creeds of the Churches (Atlanta, 1973), pp. 517-22 (The Barmen Declaration).

B. M. G. Reardon, Religious Thought in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, 1966), i, 4, 6, 7; ii, 1, 2, 3, 6.

N. P. Tanner, Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, ii (London, 1990), pp. 849-900, 908-20, 1001-11.

D. M. Thompson, Nonconformity in the Nineteenth Century (London, 1972), nos. 4, 6, 36, 42, 44, 45, 46, 57, 88, 93, 97, 102, 103, 104.

Paper 25. Philosophical theology

Plato, Republic, Book V, 475e4 to end of Book VII, tr. F. M. Cornford; Phaedo, tr. Hugh Tredennick (Penguin Books); Aristotle, Metaphysics, Book XII (tr. H. Tredennick, Loeb ed., London, 1935); Plotinus, Enneads (tr. A. H. Armstrong, Loeb ed., London, 1988), Book VI, 8 & 9; Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Vol. 3, ed. H. McCabe (London, 1964), Ia, q.13; B. Spinoza, Ethics (1677) (tr. R. H. M. Elwes, or T. S. Gregory); D. Hume, Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (1779) (ed. N. Kemp Smith, London, 1947); I. Kant, Religion within the limits of Reason Alone, (1793) (tr. T. M. Greene and H. H. Hudson, New York, 1960); G. W. F. Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. III (ed. P. C. Hodgson, Berkeley, 1985), Part III, Section B; H. Bergson, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion (tr. R. A. Audra and C. Brereton, London, 1935), Ch. III, 'Dynamic Religion'; A. M. Farrer, Faith and Speculation (London, 1967).

Paper 26. The study of religions I

The religious traditions of India: Hinduism and Buddhism.

Paper 27. The study of religions II

A. The Holy Land.
B. Sufism.

Paper 28. Old Testament and intertestamental studies

Candidates will be required to offer two of the following subjects:
(a) Old Testament theology;
(b) Intertestamental literature;
(c) Text, Canon, and Versions;
(d) Ancient Near Eastern texts in their relation to Old Testament studies;
(e) Biblical archaeology.

Candidates who offer Paper 29 may not offer (b) in this paper.

Paper 29. Judaism in the Greek and Roman periods: a special subject

Special Topic: The Qumran Texts.

Prescribed texts: The Damascus Document (CD), i l-iv (ed. C. Rabin, 1958); the Manual of Discipline (1QS) (ed. M. Burrows, J. C. Trever and W. H. Brownlee); The War Scroll (1QM), i l-li 14 (ed. Y. Yadin); the Temple Scroll (11 Q Temple), cols. xvii-xxii, lvi-lx (ed. Y. Yadin): Psalm 151 and Apostrophe to Zion (ed. J. A. Sanders, 1965); The Nahum Commentary (4Q169) (ed. J. M. Allegro, 1968); The Rule of War (4Q285, fr. 5: ed. G. Vermes, Journal of Jewish Studies 43 (1992), p. 88).

For translations see G. Vermes, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English (4th edn., London 1995).

Paper 30. New Testament exegesis

Mark 1.1-13; Luke 4; John 14-16; Acts 2.1-42; 18.24-19.22; Romans 8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; 2 Corinthians 3; Galatians 5.13-26; Ephesians 1.

Paper 31. Biblical authority and interpretation since 1800

There are no prescribed texts for this paper.

Paper 32. Doctrine: Special paper

Jesus Christ in twentieth-century theology.

Paper 33. A special subject or subjects in Christian life and thought

A. St Augustine.
B. The First Crusade.
C. Twentieth-century Ecumenism.

Paper 34. A subject or subjects in Christian life and thought specified by the Faculty Board

A. Body, self, and society.
B. There is no specified subject for this year.

Paper 35. Christian ethics

There are no prescribed texts.

Paper 36. The comparative study of religions

Either A. The self and salvation in Indian and Western thought;
or B. Jewish and Christian responses to the Holocaust.

Paper 37. Religion and the human sciences

There are no special subjects or set texts for this paper.
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