Kenyatta University Bachelor of Arts (Religious Studies) Contemporary Trends In Christian Theology  Question Paper

Exam Name: Contemporary Trends In Christian Theology  

Course: Bachelor of Arts (Religious Studies)

Institution/Board: Kenyatta University

Exam Year:2009

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2009/2010
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF
ARTS

ARE 400: CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

DATE: Tuesday 22nd December 2009 TIME: 11.00am ? 1.00pm

INSTRUCTIONS
ANSWER ONLY THREE QUESTIONS AND YOU MUST ANSWER AT LEAST
ONE QUESTION FROM EACH SECTION.
SECTION I
1. Answer EITHER
a)
State in detail how two of the following philosophical thinking influenced the debates of theology in the 20th Century:
i)
Positivism.
ii)
Secularism.
iii)
Marxism.
OR
b)
i)
Distinguish between theological methodologies of Universality and Contextuality.
ii)
Account for the factors that led to the emergence of new trends in Christian Theology.
2.
Using illustrations from the area covered in this study, discuss the main concerns of Third World Liberation theologies.
3. Answer
EITHER
a)
Critically analyze the sources and contents of any one of the following.
i)
Black Theology
ii)
Womanist Theology
iii)
African Theology
OR
b)
Name the seven general perspectives of Liberation Theology and discuss three of them in details.

SECTION II
4. Answer
EITHER
a)
What lead to the emergence of Third World Theologies in the First World? Discuss this using American Black Theology, Womanist Theology and Mujerista Theology illustrating there differences and their similarities.
OR
b)
Assess the relevance of African Women?s Theology in the Kenyan context.

5. Answer
EITHER
a)
The second wave of Feminist which occurred between 1960s and 1970s ushered in four different forms of feminism.
i)
Name the forms of feminism.
ii)
Show their differences
iii)
State what each of them stood for.
OR
b)
Critically analyze the relationship between Eco-theology and Feminist Theology.
6.
EITHER
a)
i)
Define the following theologies: Eco-feminist Theology; African Women?s Theology; Theology of Inculturation.
ii)
Discuss one of them in detail and showing how it applies to the Kenyan context.
OR
b)
In your opinion to what extent should, church leaders be involved in politics?



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