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Intersectional Theologies

The Opportunity

Did you know you can attend individual modules, in subjects you are interested in, here at Westminster, without being registered for a degree?

We believe that the purposeful and informed study of God should be part of everyone’s discipleship. This is why we have made the teaching at Westminster open to everyone. There are two ways you can come and learn with us, without registering for a degree:

  1. You can audit a specific module. This means you attend all the classes of your chosen module and learn about that module topic alongside confessional Christians from all walks of live.
  2. You can take a module as a ‘taster’ module. For people considering undergraduate or postgraduate theological study, a taster module gives you the opportunity to attend all the classes and complete the module assignments for credit. This gives you the additional opportunity of ‘tasting’ whether undergraduate or postgraduate theological study is for you.

The Module

Intersectional Theologies:

  • Learn how to hear from God, in and through the lives of those who are often unheard in theological discourse and the church.
  • Learn how to encounter, and respond helpfully to, the other in your own discipleship.
  • Learn alongside confessional Christians who are serious about going deeper in their understanding of God and faith.

We will explore the topic of liberation and intersectional theologies in particular connection with contemporary Christian practice and experience. Liberation and intersectional theologies are rooted in standpoint theory – the idea that a person’s identity and experiences are an essential part of their theoretical framing. By explicitly attending to the voices of those who are often marginalised from academic discourse by virtue of their identity, liberation and intersectional theologies offer up a critically engaged and intentionally prophetic lens to matters of doctrine.

This module will enable you to undertake in-depth critical study of liberation and intersectional theologies by engaging with contemporary Christian theologians from a range of church traditions and cultural contexts. You will be challenged to read, analyse and critically evaluate sources from outside a normative theological canon, which will enable you to develop an informed understanding of the lenses that they apply to theological enquiry. You will be encouraged to question norms and to bring new, liberative, ideas to your ongoing Christian discipleship.


How is it taught?
It is taught in person.

What are the dates?
15-19 July 2024

What if the teaching dates have passed?
Don’t worry, we will be teaching the module again in the next academic year. Let us know you are interested in the module on the booking form, and we will let you know the next teaching dates as soon as they are confirmed.

What are the classes and sessions like?
Class sizes vary between 5-25. There is always a wide range of age, backgrounds, and experience in the room, which makes for a very rich learning experience. The sessions are held here at Westminster and involve a mixture of lecture-style content, seminar-style discussions and small group work.

Who teaches the classes?
Classes are taught by the teaching staff at Westminster or our colleagues in the wider Cambridge Theological Federation. Often we teach modules together, which creates an exciting ecumenical environment for learning.

Do I need to have studied any theology before?
This is a level 6 module, so some prior theological study would be helpful. However, it is not compulsory and there are no admission requirements to audit the module. To undertake the module for credit, please see the entry requirements for postgraduate study.

How much does it cost?

  • £310 – to audit (URC member)
  • £370 – to audit (non URC member)
  • £1000 – for credit

What is the Common Awards Module code?
TMM40920 Advanced Topic in Christian Doctrine: Liberation and Intersectional Theologies

How do I apply?
Please download the Come-Study-with-Us-2024-25-Booking-Form-1 and email the completed form to the Tutorial Office.

Can I stay at Westminster?
Yes, subject to room availability. Please see the booking form for more details.

Can I attend other modules?
Yes. Please see the booking form for other options.

I have more questions. What should I do?
Please contact the Tutorial Office (or on 01223 33 06 49).

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