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: CT3206L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

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


Demonstrate critical awareness in the use of primary texts and secondary material


Show an enhanced ability for theological reflection on the Formula of Concord for parish practice in our day.

Unit sequence

At least 36 points in 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 (4000 words)

4000 75.0

Report (1000 words)

1000 25.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:02:09 +1100