In this unit students will be introduced to the study of theology by examining the engaged processes in which belief is formed. To believe something particular is not to believe everything in general. Christian doctrinal claims have often emerged out of the refusal to believe some-thing or some-one. This process of discernment is, therefore, at the heart of the ongoing theological task. Through an engagement with critical theological traditions, students will examine the ways in which Christians have practiced their belief and their disbelief as integral to discipleship.
Unit code: CT8020T
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Outline the basic concepts and categories of Christian theology.
Analyse the significance of historical context for the formation of theological language drawing upon particular examples.
Describe the development of key creedal affirmations and their relationship to denials.
Critically evaluate the significance of ethical practice for the formation of doctrinal claims using a particular example.
Describe the way theological claims are contingently related to one another.
Foundational CT unit, serving as a prerequisite for further study in CT.
Lectures, tutorials, online discussion, forum
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Essay 1000 words
Essay 3500 words
Essay 1000 words
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Tutorial Presentation 500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-10-15 08:06:00 +1100