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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İLH445 Contemporary Problems Of Theology 927001 4 7 3
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course is to acquaint the third year theology students with the contemporary problems of theology, their ways of solution, and to familiarize them with the importance of theology in their daily lives.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. İsa DOĞAN, Prof. Dr. Fethi Kerim KAZANÇ, Doç. Dr. Faruk SANCAR, Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Rıza KORKMAZGÖZ
Learning Outcomes
  1. To get divinity students to grasp currency and dynamism of theology over systematical issues of theology.
  2. To acquire capacity of understanding of solution logic of problem and method of theology.
  3. To establish relations to other religious disciplines in context of systematical theological topics coherently.
  4. To develop skills of acquisition of sufficiences on ground systematical issues of faith in field of divinity.
  5. To get divinity students skills of grasping, analysing, and assesment issues of faith rationally and coherently.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Özervarlı, M. Sait, 1998. Kelâm’da Yenilik Arayışları (XIX. yüzyıl - XX. yüzyıl başı), İSAM Yayınları.        Rahman, Fazlur, 1990. İslâm ve Çağdaşlık (İslâm Eğitim Tarihinde) Fikrî Bir Geleneğin Değişimi, çev. Alpaslan Açıkgenç ve M. Hayri Kırbaşoğlu, Fecr Yayınevi.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Science of Theology and Its Contemporary Status: The Developments That Influences Science of Theology in the Late Ages; the Systematical Re-Construction in The Sphere of Theology, Renewal in Points of Aim, Method and Contents; The Main Problems: Epistemology and Rationalism, Problem of God, Conception of Nature, Matter of Prophecy, Problem of the Life to Come, Notion of Human Being: Human Reason, World of Phenomena (Objects) and Ethical Values, Fee Will and Responsibility of Religion to World, Problem of Knowledge and Faith; The Classical Debates’s Losing its Importance, Fanaticism of the Religious Sect’s Becoming Less, and the Critical Mentality’s Development.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Kalam and its status today; the factors that affect kalam in recent term
2.Systematical restructiuring in the field of kalam, renewal in terms of aim, method and subjects (tajdeed)
3.Fundamental Problems: The problem of knowledge, rationalism.
4.The problem of divinity
5.The concept of nature
6.The problem of prophecy
7.The problem of life hereafter
8.Understanding of human being and human mind
9.The world of substances
10.Moral values
11.Mid-term exam
12.Freewill and responsibility
13.Dwindling importance of classical debates
14.Attenuation of sect fanaticism
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Makeup Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515