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 participate in peer discussion of those articles; and explore the implications of the Formula for the life of the church today.

Unit Code: CT8206L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Discuss the controversies that lead to the inclusion of different articles and explain the theological response of the Formula of Concord to those controversies


Assess the Formula of Concord as a summary of God's Word


Evaluate the continuing relevance of the Formula of Concord for the church today


Integrate vocational applications of the Formula for contemporary pastoral practice

Unit sequence

At least 24 points in CT is desirable


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. Online students will be engaged in synchronous and asychronous activitities


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Report 1500 words

1500 25.0

Essay 4500 words

4500 75.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:51:52 +1100