This unit is an introduction to Christian theology. It uses The Salvation Army’s eleven articles of faith as a framework for exploring key areas of theology, locating these doctrines within the theology of the wider Church.

Unit code: CT1701B (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Systematic Theology

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning outcomes


Describe the basic vocabulary of theology and the framework of the discipline.


Outline a working understanding of The Salvation Army’s articles of faith.


Situate The Salvation Army’s doctrines within the broader Christian tradition.


Discuss the impact of various theological perspectives on life and ministry


Show basic skills in the construction and evaluation of theological arguments.

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: CT1290B A Salvationist Theology A CT1292B A Salvationist Theology B


Lectures, discussion, forum engagement, videos, reading.

Indicative Bibliography

Avis, Paul D. L. The Christian Church: An Introduction to the Major Traditions. London: SPCK, 2002.

Grider, J. Kenneth. A Wesleyan-Holiness Theology. Kansas City: Beacon Hill, 1994.

Marks, Darren C. Bringing Theology to Life. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009.

McGrath, Alister. Christian Theology: An Introduction. Fifth Edition. Chichester: Wiley- Blackwell, 2010.

McGrath, Alister. Theology: The Basics. 3rd edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.

McKim, Donald K. A ‘Down and Dirty’ Guide to Theology. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

Migliore, Daniel L. Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology. Third edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

Oden, Thomas C. Systematic Theology. 3 vols. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1992.

Olson, Roger E. God in Dispute: 'Conversations' between great Christian Thinkers. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009.

Street, Robert. Called to be God’s People. London: Salvation Army, 2008.

The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Handbook of Doctrine. London: The Salvation Army, 2010.

Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the global Church is influencing the way we think about and discuss Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007

Wright, Tom. Simply Christian: An Introduction to Christianity for the 21st Century. London: SPCK, 2011.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

2,000 word Essay

0 50.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Three Quizzes (5 minutes each)

0 10.0

1,500 word online forum participation

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 16 Sep, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2020-09-16 14:09:19 +1000