This unit is an introduction to the Lutheran Confessions as contained in the Book of Concord. It concentrates on the overall content of the Lutheran Confessions, especially the Augsburg Confession and the Apology, the Smalcald Articles and Luther’s Catechisms, to help students appreciate the background and main themes of the confessions for the study of theology and for the life of the church.
Demonstrate understanding of the basic tenets of the Christian faith as expressed in the Lutheran symbols (the Book of Concord)
Demonstrate an understanding of major theological concepts and their historical development in the Lutheran symbols
Explain the centrality of the doctrine of justification for the Lutheran Confessions generally and for the Augsburg Confession and its Apology in particular
Begin to demonstrate an appreciation of the theology of the Lutheran Confessions’ internal integration and unity, and their implications for vocational life and service in the Christian church
Research theological topics, using appropriate primary and secondary sources
Course relationship: A level 2 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry courses
This unit is underpinned by teaching practices and strategies (e.g. lecturer input, seminar discussion, group analysis exercises) which encourage student engagement and participation in a variety of learning tasks and opportunities which foster deep learning.
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Close study including class presentation of an article of the Augsburg Confession
Theological keys to understanding the Lutheran confessions
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 5 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-05 11:07:53 +1100