This unit will investigate unique indigenous theological contributions to the meaning of Christian faith and life. Utilising a thematic approach grounded in Indigenous epistemologies, the intersection of one’s experience with the Creator, the nature of the spiritual, the Gospel story and redemption will be explored in contrast with customary Western theological methods. Students will examine how Indigenous traditions shape faith experience and develop Indigenous frameworks for significant theological contributions.

Unit Code: CT9122W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Examine some basic similarities and differences between concepts underlying theological doctrines within a Westernised Christian tradition and the formalised spiritual teachings of a variety of Indigenous wisdom traditions


Analyse and research how Indigenous traditions can inform and nurture Indigenous Christian faith expressions


Interpret and critique Biblical narratives within Indigenous cultural contexts thereby creating a framework for understanding their theological contribution for Indigenous Christians


Appraise key issues in the intersection of Christian doctrines (systematics) and Indigenous contexts


Apply theology to the practical day-to-day realities of Indigenous life

Unit sequence

This is an elective unit in the NAIITS Indigenous theology program, building on the principles introduced in the foundation units. Prerequisite: CT8102W Introduction to Indigenous Theology


Lectures, Discussion groups


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Forum (online) (1,000 words)

0 20.0
Oral Presentation

Presentation (1,500 words)

0 20.0
Book Review

Book Review (2000 words)

0 20.0

Presentation - journal (3000 words)

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 11 Feb, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-30 07:57:03 +1000