This unit is the first of a sequence of two that orients early-stage theology students to Christian Theological concepts. A variety of Christian belief systems and views are surveyed with attention given to their social context and historical development. Students are invited to examine their own belief systems and appreciate how past and present contexts have combined to shape them. This first unit will examine: 1. Skills for theological study 2. Theological method 3. Our Knowledge of God 4. Theologies of God, Trinity and Creation

Unit Code: CT0151W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate understanding of basic skills in reading, reasoning and the critical evaluation of theological arguments;


Outline the contribution of the major sources of theology leading to our knowledge of God


Discuss significant theological concepts in a Christian understanding of God and creation


Recognise the historical development and the impact of social context upon various theological perspectives;

Unit sequence

This unit is first in a sequence of two units (CT0151W, CT0152W) that together serve as an introduction and survey of Christian theology. It is expected that students work through these units in sequence.


Lectures, seminars, tutorials.

When incorporated into the NEXT program, delivery strategy will also utilise field trips and excursions to provide students with the opportunity to explore theological concepts in diverse contexts and settings.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Other Assessment Task: Quiz + Short Answer Test 20 mins = 750 words

750 25.0

Written Assessment Task 750 words

750 25.0

Written Assessment Task 1500 words

1500 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-14 12:01:31 +1100