This unit aims to provide a basic introduction to the nature and methodology of theology. Particular attention is given to the task of developing a responsible theological expression of Christian faith in contemporary culture.

Unit Code: CT8011S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Explain the nature and scope of Christian theology as a critical discipline, identifying the main fields of Christian thought


Discuss critically the contribution of the major sources for theology: revelation, scripture, tradition, reason, experience, culture and praxis


Evaluate and articulate several approaches to theological work and their methodologies;


Apply critical criteria to the task of evaluating theological work;


Discuss, analyse and critically evaluate central elements in the Christian understanding of God as creator and redeemer, and the implication of these elements


Develop basic research skills so as to explore other primary elements within Christian faith.


Lecture/discussion/group work


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

1,500 word book review

0 25.0
Document Study

750 word document study

0 12.0
Document Study

750 word document study

0 13.0

3,000 word essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 13:16:38 +1100