Students will focus on the place of the Lutheran Confessions in the church today and reflect on the implications of that for their own leadership role. In particular students will examine the historical background to the Formula of Concord; study the controversies that led to the different articles being included; develop an understanding of the role played by the main formulators of the Formula; research and analyse some of the twelve articles in detail and lead peer discussion of those articles; and explore the implications of the Formula for the life of the church today.
Unit Code: CT3206L
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Identify the historical setting that gave rise to the Formula of Concord and articulate a deepened understanding of its theological content
Assess the Formula of Concord as a summary of God's Word
Formulate approaches to apply the study of the Formula of Concord to the present needs of the Church
Describe vocational applications from study of the Formula for preaching, teaching, and pastoral care
Demonstrate critical awareness in the use of primary texts and secondary material
Show an enhanced ability for theological reflection on the Formula of Concord for parish practice in our day.
At least 36 points in discipline of Systematic Theology (CT)
This unit uses a combination of interactive lectures and tutorial style discussion on the basis of content and questions defined both by the lecturer and the students.
Essay (4000 words)
Report (1000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:02:09 +1100