This capstone unit uses the framework of the Church’s affirmation of faith as found in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds to prompt reflection on the basic components of Christian belief, and to draw conclusions about how our believing informs responsible living in the present and hope for the future. Consideration is given to how the various components of these articulations of faith arise from the biblical witness and are shaped by the experience of Christian communities. Students will use their biblical, historical, systematic and applied theological knowledge to offer an integrate perspective on ab article of the creed and its implication for Christian practice today.

Unit Code: XS9991Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit Discipline: Capstone Other S

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the biblical foundations of the creedal affirmations


Evaluate how issues in the early church influenced these beliefs


Explore the ongoing significance of at least two creedal articles


Integrate the biblical, historical and theological sources in understanding and articulating faith


Evaluate the implications for Christian life of one creedal article

Unit sequence

At least 75 points of Elective units (i.e.5 units)




Name Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Minor Essay: focussing on origin and importance of a creedal article. 2,500 words

2500 30.0

Major Essay: focussing on origin, importance and implications for Christian life of a different creedal article. 5,000 words

5000 70.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 09:34:42 +1100