Students will focus on the place of the Lutheran Confessions in the church today and reflect on the implications of that for their own leadership role. In particular students will examine the historical background to the Formula of Concord; study the controversies that led to the different articles being included; develop an understanding of the role played by the main formulators of the Formula; research and analyse some of the twelve articles in detail and lead peer discussion of those articles; and explore the implications of the Formula for the life of the church today.

Unit Code: CT2206L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify the historical setting that gave rise to the Formula of Concord and articulate a deepened understanding of its theological content


Assess the Formula of Concord as a summary of God's Word


Formulate approaches to apply the study of the Formula of Concord to the present needs of the Church


Describe vocational applications from study of the Formula for preaching, teaching, and pastoral care

Unit sequence

At least 18 credit points in the discipline of Systematic Theology (CT)


This unit uses a combination of interactive lectures and tutorial style discussion on the basis of content and questions defined both by the lecturer and the students.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 3500 words

3500 75.0

Oral presentation and handout 1000 words equivalent

1000 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:01:55 +1100