Content

This unit elaborates an understanding of the origin, existence and destiny of the human person, according to the scriptural, patristic, philosophical and theological perspectives of the Christian tradition. Within the Christological hermeneutic of the Second Vatican Council’s Gaudium et spes, the unit will explore the biblical understanding of humanity’s creation in the image of God and recreation in the communion of the Trinity through the paschal mystery of Christ. This will include an outline of the historical elaboration of the language and meaning of grace and sin in the context of God’s relationship with humanity. Finally, the significance of Mary in the Catholic tradition will be examined, as one who is perceived, in the light of Christ, as an exemplar of graced human existence and destiny.

Unit Code: CT3220C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify fundamental themes of Genesis 1–11 and show how they contribute to a Christian anthropology.

2.

Explain and critically assess the contribution to a Christian anthropology of some key concepts from the philosophical tradition relating to the human person.

3.

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the terminology and concepts of the theological topics of grace and original sin, with critical awareness of key factors and thinkers in the historical development of these topics in Catholic and Protestant traditions.

4.

Explain and critically evaluate the role and significance of key Marian teachings in a Christian understanding of human life in Christ.

5.

Produce a written presentation of a theological topic, demonstrating critical understanding and application of advanced knowledge, accurate use of appropriate sources and research skills and sound academic writing skills.

Unit sequence

CT1100C, CT1110C, CT2201C and CT2202C, or equivalent

Pedagogy

Option A: Learners will engage with weekly lecture input, directed reading activities, facilitated peer discussions, electronic resources and formative feedback to achieve the learning outcomes. Option B: Learners will engage in intensive mode with lecture input (36 hours), directed reading activities, facilitated peer discussion, electronic resources and formative feedback, to achieve the learning outcomes.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

1000-word essay

20.0
Essay

1000-word essay

20.0
Report

500 word report

10.0
Report

500 word report

10.0
Essay

2000 word essay

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-16 10:21:11 +1000