Content

This seminar-based unit enables students to integrate continuing studies in Field C with a focus on theological and historical influences, expressions and aspirations in Australian Churches of Christ identity and contemporary witness. The unit examines biblical, historical, theological and philosophical precursors to the nineteenth century Restoration movement in the USA (“Disciples of Christ”) and its subsequent expressions in Australia and Asia, along with continuing influences, conversations, tensions and aspirations in Churches of Christ identity.

Unit Code: CT9797S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Critically examine significant biblical, historical, theological and philosophical precursors to the nineteenth century Restoration movement (“Disciples of Christ”) and its foundational emphases

2.

Describe and discuss historical expressions and directions emerging from the Disciples of Christ since 1830, especially those relating to Australian Churches of Christ

3.

Evaluate theologically, historical and contemporary aspects of Churches of Christ identity and witness

4.

Develop a theological critique of Churches of Christ identity with reference to emerging trajectories of its expression

5.

Develop a researched theological critique of Churches of Christ identity in its variegated expressions, with particular reference to contemporary theological and cultural challenges for Christian identity

Unit sequence

54 points in Field C or 60 course points with at least 36 points in Field C

Pedagogy

On-line engagement and discussion; on-line tutorials utilizing the facilities of ARK

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Project Report or Project Journal

Four document studies contributing to a 8000 word project 750 word studies (non-assessed) contributing to the final essay Learning outcomes: Documents contribute 1-4 of 1-5 in the essay

100.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 8 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-19 11:07:18 +1100