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: CT8711S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

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;


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.



Variegated on-line input and engagement through a range of facilities offered within ARK


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

1,500 word book review

1500 25.0
Document Study

Three 750 word document studies

2250 35.0

3,000 word essay

3000 40.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 13:17:30 +1100