This unit will examine the problem of articulating the nature of God and of God's relationship with the world. The main foci for this will be God as sustaining source (creation) and as final goal (eschatology) of the universe, and in particular of humanity. Students will examine the implications for these discussions of the doctrines of Jesus Christ and the Trinity.

Unit Code: CT9210C

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


Evaluate different models for the relationship of God and the world, with reference to the doctrine of the mixed relation


Show an understanding of the idea of God as Creator with reference especially to the thought of Aquinas


Articulate a “resolution” of the issues in the God–world relationship with reference to a contemporary theology of the Trinity.


Develop a theologically informed understanding of the traditional elements of Catholic eschatology


Engage in researching a specific topic in the fields of creation, God and the world or eschatology in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed way.

Unit sequence

The unit builds on studies in introductory and fundamental theology, Christology and Trinitarian theology, in the context of which it articulates an approach to a theology of creation and eschatology.
Prerequisite units: CT1110C, CT2201C and CT2202C or equivalent


Lectures focused on clarity of explanation. Ready engagement with comments and questions from students to elicit areas needing further clarification leading to enhanced learning.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay of 1,500 words

1500 10.0

Essay of 1,0500 words

1500 10.0
Oral Examination

Oral examination of 15 mins

0 20.0

Essay of 4,000 words ,Outcomes are dependent on the topic

3000 40.0

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