We humans simply have to talk about death! But what exactly is death? How shall we talk about it in ways that are honest, meaningful and responsible? In this unit, students will undertake a theological investigation into the subject of death utilising the resources of Christian belief and significant thinkers in the Western tradition: from the ancient Greek poets and playwrights through to the cultural critics and philosophers of modernity.
Identify and analyse a variety of ways that the Western tradition and Christian theological traditions have thought about death
Critically evaluate such understandings in light of and in conversation with other resources employed by Christian theology
Articulate a coherent theological response to the question ‘What is death?’
Identify, critique and develop responses to questions surrounding death raised in contemporary culture.
Lectures, seminars, online discussions
Online Forum: 1,500 words
Online Presentation: 1,000 words (or equivalent)
Essay: 3,500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-07 08:38:07 +1100