This unit explores key questions in the doctrine of salvation and the Christian understanding of the end times: From what are we saved? How are we saved? Who is saved? What happens after our earthly life? Where do we go? Drawing upon scriptural and theological metaphors for salvation and the end times, the unit undertakes a critical evaluation of classical and modern approaches to the issues in Christian soteriology and eschatology.

Unit Code: CT2023Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Identify the biblical roots for the Christian understanding of salvation


Evaluate critically at least two approaches to the understanding of salvation


Describe and evaluate the consequences of this understanding for eschatology


Identify the issues around universalism and the scope of salvation


Demonstrate a critical awareness of at least one classical and one modern treatment of salvation and their consequences for understanding the end times

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: 15 points of Christology

Prohibited combinations: CT 2/3010Y, CT2/3017Y


Lectures and seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Soteriology Essay 3000 words

0 65.0

Eschatology Essay 1500 words

0 35.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-05 10:10:47 +1100