Content

This unit will examine the character of Christian faith as evident in the life stories of a number of theologians and other significant persons. It will draw specifically upon the methodology of James McClendon to identify how the life-experience of these persons has influenced their distinctive approach to theology and Christian faith. It will also provide opportunity for each student to explore the theological significance of their own life story.

Unit Code: CT2033W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Explain critically McClendon’s methodology for using biography as theology;

2.

Apply that methodology in the study of several biographies

3.

Outline and discuss the character of faith as seen in the life and work of one major theologian

4.

Identify possible implications for their own lives, as a source for theological reflection

Unit sequence

15 points in Systematic Theology

Pedagogy

Lectures and seminars together with follow-up online discussions.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Book Review

Book review - 1500 words

30.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper - 1000 words

20.0
Essay

Essay 2500 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Jul, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-05 12:13:34 +1100