This unit is a study of Christian reflection on what it means to be human in relation to God and what makes up our humanity. It explores biblical foundations including humanity as created in the image of God, human freedom, grace, nature and grace, sin, persons and community, and how these are embodied through human arrangements such as family, race, work and the limitations of sickness and disability, ageing and death.

Unit Code: CT3019Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Describe and discuss the main features of Christian teaching on the human person.


Analyse and evaluate the relative contributions of culture and the world to Christian teaching on the human person


Identify and assess theological understanding about humanity’s and God’s relationship with the world.


Identify and describe the theological understanding of grace in relation to persons.


Describe and evaluate the shift in the theological tradition from an individualistic concept of person to persons-in-relationship

Unit sequence

CT1000Y, CT2011Y or equivalent and at least one more unit of Systematic Theology at level 2; at least one unit in Biblical Studies.


Lectures, Seminars, Guided Reading


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Research Essay (3000 words)

3000 50.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Short Seminar Paper 1,000 words

1000 25.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Short Seminar Paper 1000 words

1000 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 15 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-19 08:18:43 +1100