This unit will explore contemporary concepts of salvation with a particular focus on the relationship between theology and mission. It will include an examination of key biblical and theological sources which have contributed to the development of several modern soteriologies and offer constructive responses. The unit will explore the significance of these concepts of salvation in relation to a range of issues including: social service, justice, evangelism and interfaith dialogue.

Unit Code: CT9795B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Construct sound theological and missiological reasons for developing a contemporary soteriology


Articulate a theology of salvation that connects meaningfully with and provides a solid theological rationale for holistic mission


Demonstrate a critical understanding of key biblical texts and traditions relating to salvation


Discuss critically the significance and function of context in the development of soteriology, using examples from a broad range of contemporary theologies


Critically evaluate selected research that includes a soteriological perspective

Unit sequence

24 points in Systematic Theology at Graduate Foundational Level or equivalent


Lectures, seminars, group work, online forums, videos


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

3000 word seminar paper

3000 40.0

4000 word essay

4000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

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