This unit will deal with aspects of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Particular attention will be paid to the question of Jesus as the question about the meaning of life; the search for the historical Jesus, and the New Testament origins of Christology. A systematic approach to the question of the self-understanding of Jesus, God and man, will also be developed.
Tutorial work will canvas key aspects of the theology of the Trinity.

Unit Code: CT9201C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an advanced capacity to read, understand and respond creatively to the issues raised in each tutorial text.


Explain and elaborate on the implications of Jesus as the answer to the question about meaning which is at the heart of contemporary culture.


Identify and explain the significance of the central issues and the phases in the quest for the historical Jesus.


Demonstrate a critical understanding of the Gospel texts and an appreciation of their significance as confessional documents


Formulate and express a nuanced understanding of the Christology that developed in the New Testament.


Articulate a theologically informed and critical understanding of Jesus’ self-awareness.


Apply theological insights creatively and critically to contemporary issues in Christology, such as the relationship between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith


Engage in a specific topic of research amongst contemporary issues in Christology in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.

Unit sequence



A variety of learning resources – lectures, guided reading, peer discussion, tutorials, formative feedback on assessment tasks and electronic resources for further study – will enable students to achieve the learning outcomes of the unit.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial Paper 750 words

750 10.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial Paper 750 words

750 10.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial Paper 750 words

750 10.0
Oral Examination

Oral Examination 15 minutes (1,000 words)

1000 20.0

Essay: 4,000 words

4000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-24 22:48:28 +1000