Tuesday, July 10, 2007

If I wrote theology exams at Oxford...

The papers would rely far less on memory of which scholar said what and far more on ability to construct an argument from the data available. There would be a "general paper", for which revision other than a thorough knowledge of the subject would be essentially useless, and with questions like

What happens to aborted foetuses on a spiritual level?

What would we lose if Zephaniah was not in the Bible?

What would St Paul's favourite flavour of ice cream have been? Answer in the style of Origen of Alexandria.

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