Content

The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the foundations, history and functions of Christian apologetics, and then, with an apologetic focus, to study major world religions and a variety of other non-Christian movements.

Unit Code: CT3207L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe and discuss the necessity and importance of apologetics as a discipline of theology and the church’s apologetic task

2.

Use developing apologetic skills to dialogue respectfully and meaningfully with people of other faiths and other world-views from a Christian perspective

3.

Outline the central beliefs and practices of one major world religion and the nature of Christian dialogue with that religion

4.

Provide an overview of the world’s major religions and an understanding of where the points of contact and contrast are for Christian apologetics

5.

Critically evaluate the beliefs and practices of one major world religion and the nature of Christian dialogue with that religion

6.

Critique the beliefs and practices of other movements influential in Australian society, from a theological and pastoral perspective.

Unit sequence

At least 30 credit points in Field C—Systematic Theology (CT) is desirable

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

World religion essay 2500 words

50.0
Oral Presentation

World religion presentation 1000 word equivalent

20.0
Essay

Contemporary worldview presentation 1500 word essay or PowerPoint equivalent

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:04 +1100