This elective unit surveys christologies developed in languages perhaps not familiar to the western cultural and historical frame of reference. This will include images of Jesus Christ developed through such language as 'Bodhisattva', 'Avatara', 'guru', 'prophet', or 'ancestor', Asian treatments of the 'cosmic' Christ, the possibility of a 'hyphenated-Jesus' or of M. M. Thomas' 'Christ-centered Syncretism' in relation to Hinduism, liberation christologies within Latin America, and Jesus as the power against the demonic within Africa. A number of issues present themselves through this discussion: the question of theological tradition and method, the use of local sacred sources, the social and political implications of thinking Jesus Christ through a range of lenses, the question of 'voice' (the dominance of female voices in these christological developments) and the issues of contextualisation.
Unit code: CT2070P
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Articulate a range of Christological formulations and the central theological concerns they embody
Identify the background cultural issues and values prompting these theological developments
Evaluate the potential benefits of these formulations for theological discourse within multicultural Australia.
Student-centred learning through synchronous tutorials builds competency in negotiating with theological difference while promoting improvement between assignments through repeated tasks. The unit engages with primary material and encourages close reading of texts with contextual understanding and critical analysis.
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|Essay - Essay||
Critical 3000 word essay focused on a particular christology or christological theme. This is academic groundwork which will be used for the next assessment task.
|Learning Resource - Learning Resource||
Create a learning resource for a church community on a couple of different christological accounts, with a focus on why these differences are important for our understanding of who Jesus Christ is.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 24 Aug, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-08-24 15:14:23 +1000