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

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that they have selected the following special subjects and prescribed texts for Part IIA of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos, 2002 (New Regulations, Statutes and Ordinances, p. 399):

Paper B1. Scriptural languages and texts

A. Hebrew

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

B. New Testament Greek

Mark's Gospel.

C. Sanskrit

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

D. Qur'anic Arabic

The Qur'an, Sura XIX; Abu Sa'id al-Baydawi, Anwar al-tanzil wa-asrar al-ta'wil (Istanbul, 1329AH), 404-5; Bin Juzayy al-Kalbi, Tafsir (Beirut, 1983/1403), pp. 413-6; al-Waqidi, Kitab al-Maghazi, ed. Marsden Jones (Oxford, 1966), Vol. II, pp. 731-8; Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi, al-Minhaj fi sharh Sahih Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (Cairo, 1347AH), Vol. II, pp. 79-98; Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Jawzi, Sifat al-safwa (Hyderabad, 1355AH), Vol. IV, pp. 155-9.

Paper B2. The literature, history, and theology of the exilic age

Jeremiah 1-25.

Paper B3. Judaism in the Greek and Roman periods

2 Esdras 3-14; the Wisdom of Solomon 6-12; Ecclesiasticus 44-51; 1 Maccabees 1-2; the Genesis Apocryphon; the Psalms of Solomon 17, 18; the Eighteen Benedictions. For the last three texts see G. Vermes, The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, (London, 1997); H. F. D. Sparks (ed.), The Apocryphal Old Testament (Oxford, 1984), pp. 676-82; E. Schürer, G. Vermes, F. Millar, and M. Black (eds.), The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ, Vol. 2 (Edinburgh, 1979), pp. 455-63.

Paper B4. The Letters of Paul

I Corinthians.

Paper B5. New Testament ethics

There are no set texts for this paper.

Paper B6. Christian life and thought in late antiquity

The prescribed topics for 2002 are:

A. The rise and formation of Christianity to AD 600.

B. The theology of the Cappadocians.

C. Early Christian art.

A list of relevant sources will be available in the Faculty Office at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term.

Paper B7. Reform and renewal in Christian history

The prescribed topics for 2002 are:

A. Pope and Council.

B. Dissent.

Paper B8. Study of theology I

Augustine, Confessions, Books III, IV, and VII; Aquinas, Summa Theologiae 1a, 1;

Gregory Palamas, The Triads (ed. and intr. John Meyendorff, tr. Nicholas Gendle, SPCK London, 1983); Martin Luther, 'Lectures on Galatians 1535', in Luther Works (ed. J. Pelikan, Concordia, St Louis, 1963-64), Vol. 26, pp. 4-12, 26-43, 106-41, 155-85, 226-36, 261-68, 335-58, Vol. 27 pp. 3-6, 12-16, 20-31, 145-49; K. Barth, Church Dogmatics III/2 (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1960), pp. 55-202; K. Rahner, Foundations of Christian Faith (DLT, London, 1978), chs 4-5.

Paper B9. Christian culture in the western world

The prescribed topic for 2002 is: Image and Icon in Christian Tradition.

Paper B10. Philosophy of religion: God, freedom, and the self

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

Paper B11. Ethics and faith

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

Paper B12. Theology and science

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

Paper B13. Religion and the human sciences

The prescribed topics for 2002 are:

A. Psychology and Religion.

B. Sociology and Religion.

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

Paper B14. The study of religions: Judaism I

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

Paper B15. The study of religions: Islam I

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

Paper B16. The study of religions: Hinduism and Buddhism I

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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Cambridge University Reporter, 20 Month 2001
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