The first half of the unit explores the theology of creation with attention paid to the contemporary discussion on the relation between science and theology. Apart from the doctrine of creation (and continuing creation), the first half of the unit also includes theological anthropology, sin and evil and the problem of theodicy. The second half of the unit focuses on redemption and Christology. It begins with looking at the relation between the person and work of Christ. Particular attention is given to the doctrine of the incarnation (the two natures of Christ) and the various theories of the atonement. The unit concludes with a discussion of Christ’s descent into hell, his bodily resurrection, his ascension and his presence in the church today.

Unit Code: CT2210L

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


Demonstrate familiarity with the key theological concepts in this unit and their development in various Christian traditions


Critically reflect on the Lutheran church’s dogmatic tradition and identify tension points in the light of scripture and the contemporary context


Engage in an informed discussion on the theological topics covered by the unit and write an essay that conforms to academic and disciplinary requirements

Unit sequence

At least 15 credit points in Field C—Systematic Theology (CT) is desirable


Combination of lectures, discussion and tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 2250 words

0 50.0

Essay 2250 words

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:02 +1100