Australia has, over many years, undergone far-reaching changes, becoming a multi-cultural and multi-faith society. That is the context in which the Catholic Church in Australia has sought to give witness to the person and message of Jesus Christ. Students will study the magisterial documents which show the advantages and challenges of this situation. They will also be introduced to some major world religions in order to contextualise the discussion. Within this inter-religious context, they will tackle a number of important theological themes such as Christology, grace, and salvation. They will learn the principles and methods of inter-religious dialogue. Finally, they will explore ways in which the Church can more fully become an instrument of peace and harmonious development. (Cross-listed with DP9017C).
Unit code: CT9017C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Describe the complexity of inter-religious relations in a multi-faith world, with reference to Australia.
Show a detailed knowledge of Magisterial teaching on the value of inter-religious dialogue, with special reference to the Church’s mission.
Outline and critique some key aspects of the religions of Indigenous Australians as well as the essentials of the Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions as well as some aspects of the religions of Indigenous Australians.
Describe and evaluate the significance of the doctrines of Christology, grace, and salvation in the complexity of inter-religious dialogue.
Draw up programs for forms of inter-religious dialogue suited to the work of peace and justice.
Lectures help the students appreciate the many aspects of the complex subject and develop their ability to reflect and critique. They will also consider “real-life” issues where they can apply their appreciation of the work of interreligious justice and peace.
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1500-word project journal
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Jul, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000