The historical and systematic study of Christian doctrine will be explored in order to provide a broad background to the specific study of a particular area of Christian doctrine. Selected texts exploring and articulating that doctrine will be studied and critically analysed. Through the cycle of offerings, the areas of doctrine will include ‘Scripture, Revelation and Imagination’, ‘Eschatology and Universal Reconciliation’ and ‘Humanity and Sexuality’.

Unit Code: CT9050P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate the significance to Christian faith of doctrinal/systematic theology


Articulate the significance to Christian faith of the designated area of doctrine


Identify the critical issues in the historical development of the designated area of doctrine


Assess the contribution of the selected texts to the contemporary discussion of the doctrine


Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of one of the selected texts


Integrate the discussion of the particular doctrine within the overall enterprise of systematic/doctrinal theology

Unit sequence

CT8000P or CT8009P and one other CT unit


Lectures, Online Tutorial


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

2400 words essay on the nature and functions of doctrinal/systematic theology

0 40.0

3600 word essay on the designated area of doctrine

0 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-29 10:58:54 +1000