Content

This unit aims to explore the meaning and implications of the Christian belief that the cosmos is the creation of God which, although declared to be good, is experienced in brokenness. It comprises four elements: (1) theological and scientific views of the cosmos; (2) theological problems raised by the brokenness (‘fallenness’) of existence in the world; (3) theological views of the place and responsibility of humankind in the world; and (4) the tension between theological and scientific expectations/hopes about the eventual future of the cosmos.

Unit Code: CT2020Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Analyse various biblical views of the world as God’s good but broken creation;

2.

Compare and contrast the several stages of the modern encounter between theology and the physical sciences;

3.

Give a critical account of various views of how God interacts with the world;

4.

Formulate some practical implications of belief in creation for Christian spirituality and ethics;

Unit sequence

CT1000Y

Pedagogy

Lectures and tutorials

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

2,000 word essay

50.0
Essay

2,000 word essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-05 09:54:29 +1100