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Theological and Religious Studies Tripos, Part I, 2002: Special subjects and prescribed texts

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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 I, in 2002 (New Regulations, Statutes and Ordinances, p. 399):

Paper A1. Scriptural languages and texts

A. Hebrew

Genesis 37 and 40-45.

B. New Testament Greek

John 1-5.

C. Sanskrit

Mahabharata 2.66-68 (Poona edition, 1933-66).

Hitopadesa, extracts 2-11 (C. R. Lanman, A Sanskrit Reader, pp. 16-35);

Bhagavadghita ch. 3-4.

D. 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 A2. One God? Hearing the Old Testament

Exodus 1-3; Deuteronomy 5-7; Ruth; Psalms 29 & 93; Proverbs 8; Isaiah 44-46; Hosea 1-3.

Paper A3. The birth of Christianity

Matthew 1 and 2; Luke 1 and 2.

Paper A4. Christianity and the transformation of culture

Set topics:

A. The conversion of the English.

B. Christian encounter with Islam.

C. Reformation and popular piety.

D. Missions and British expansion, 1790-1950.

Set texts:

A. Bede, Historia Ecclesiae, I, 23-32 (ed. King, Loeb Classical Library), pp. 101-75; II, 9-14 (ed. King, Loeb Classical Library), pp. 245-293.

B. Usamah Ibn-Munquidh, Memoirs. An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades (tr. P. K. Hitti, London, 1929), pp. 157-70; Oliver of Padderborn, Historia Damiatina (tr. J. J. Gavigan, London, 1948), pp. 46-65, 71-81; Humbert of Romans, Extract from Opus Tripartitum (tr. L. and J. Riley-Smith in The Crusades, Idea and Reality, London, 1981), pp. 103-17.

C. Richard Whytford, A werke for Householders (ed. James Hogg, Salzburg, 1979), pp. 21-33; J.H. Purvis, Tudor Parish Documents (Cambridge, 1948), pp. 2-5, 12-15, 163-75; C. Cressy and L. A. Ferrell (eds.), Religion and Society in Early Modern England (London, 1996), pp. 11-13, 100-110, 148-50; Records of Early English Drama: Somerset (ed. R. J. Alexander, Toronto, 1996), pp. 736-43; Lancaster (ed. D. George, 1991), pp. 226-33; York (ed. A. F. Johnston and M. Rogerson, Manchester, 1979), pp. 352-62, 368-69.

D. William Carey, An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens (1792) (new facsimile edn., ed. E. A. Payne, London, 1961), pp. 3-13, 67-87; World Missionary Conference 1910. Report of Commission VII: Missions and Governments (Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, n.d., Edinburgh and London), pp. 88-97, 115-21.

Paper A5. The shaping of modern theology

Karl Barth, Preface to the first six editions of The Epistle to the Romans (Oxford, 1968), pp. 1-26; Hans Martin Rumscheidt, Revelation and Theology. An Analysis of the Barth-Harnack Correspondence of 1923 (Cambridge, 1972); Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christology (tr. J. Bowden, intro. E. H. Robertson, London, 1971); Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' in John Beer (ed.), Coleridge. Poems (Everyman Classics, London, 1986) pp. 173-189; Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Confessions of an Enquiring Spirit I (ed. H. St J. Hart, London, 1956); Feodor Michailowitsch Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880 (tr. R. Pevear and L. Volokhonsky, Vintage, London, 1992), Bk. 5 ('The Grand Inquisitor'); George Eliot, Middlemarch, 1871-72 (Penguin Classics, London, 1994), ch 80 and the Epilogue; Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity (tr. G. Eliot, Harper Torch Books, New York, 1957), ch 1; Siegmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion (tr. J. Strachey, Penguin Freud Library, Vol. 12, London, 1985), chs III-VI; Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'The Wreck of the Deutschland' in W. H. Gardner and N. H. MacKenzie (eds.), The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (OUP, 1970), pp. 51-63; Soren Kierkegaard, Practice of Christianity (ed./tr. H. V. and E. Hong, Princeton, 1991), Part II; Karl Marx, Texts on 'Alienation' and 'Historical Materialism' in D. McLellan, The Thought of Karl Marx (London, 1980), pp. 123-33, 138-49; Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ (tr. R. J. Hollingdale, London, 1957); Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers, 1821 (tr. R. Crouter, Cambridge, 1988), First and Second Speeches; Alfred Lord Tennyson, 'In Memoriam', in C. Ricks (ed.), The Poems of Tennyson (London, 1969).

Paper A6. The study of religion

There are no set texts for this paper.

Paper A7. World religions in comparative perspective

There are no set texts for this paper.

Paper A8. Philosophy of religion and ethics

A list of texts prescribed by the Faculty Board will be available in the Faculty Office at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term.

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