Content

This unit is an integrative exploration of Christian identity by reference to John's Prologue. Major themes encompass human identity and relationality, virtual reality and materiality, language and communication, time and volition. The Prologue's particular compression of Christian theology, historical and contemporary, textual and philosophical, will form a distinctive site of engagement for theological integration of tonalities and methods in articulating Christian faith and practice.

Unit Code: CT9099S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Evaluate enduring theological impetuses of John's Prologue, with recognition of its unique contribution, historical and contemporary, to expression of Christian identity;

2.

Critically discuss selected contemporary challenges to integral Christian identity, faith and practice and ascertain how integrated modes of engagement with the Prologue might address these;

3.

Deploy advanced interpretive skills in evaluating the theological significance of human identity and relationality, virtual reality and materiality, language and communication, time and volition;

4.

Develop philosophical and textual methods in synthesizing expressions of contemporary Christian identity by reference to the Prologue's particular compression of theology;

5.

Demonstrate advanced integrative skills for theological reflection and research in relation to John's Prologue and contemporary Christian identity.

Unit sequence

This capstone unit draws on the disciplines of theological engagement, historical and contemporary, textual and philosophical, concerning Christian identity

Pedagogy

Intensive: rotation of lecture input, group discussion, class plenary and further response input Online: textual, with animated visual material, graphics and audio designed for interactive community online utilizing the educational tools of ARK

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Critical review 1500

15.0

Document study 1000 words

12.0

Document study 1000 words

12.0

Document study 1000 words

11.0

3,500 word essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Carolyn Alsen on 2 Jul, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-08-02 12:46:05 +1000