The aim of this capstone unit is to assist students to demonstrate a sensitivity for, and a familiarity with, the overall structure of Catholic teaching, by producing a written synthesis of Catholic theology. Students will draw on previous studies in these areas of systematic theology: Revelation, Ecclesiology, the Theology of God, Christology, Trinity, Grace and Original Sin, Eucharist and the other Sacraments, Eschatology, Mariology and Christian Moral Response. The synthesis will demonstrate the interrelationship of these topics, their rational support, their foundation in the scriptures, and, as appropriate, their relevance to the culture and pastoral challenges of today's world.
Unit code: XT9900C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Capstone
Unit discipline: Capstone Other T
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Articulate the major themes of the Catholic faith as transmitted through scripture, tradition and the magisterium.
Elaborate on the connections among these themes, thereby displaying an understanding of the hierarchy of truths within the unity of the Catholic faith.
Apply a sound awareness of the Catholic faith to concrete cultural and pastoral realities.
Critically engage in informed theological reflection on issues arising from the synthesis in an oral examination.
Demonstrate significant skills in critical thinking, and the sound interpretation of both primary and secondary sources.
May only be undertaken within the final two semesters of the Master of Theology (Coursework) or Master of Theological Studies
This Capstone Unit encourages students to construct an integrated and mission-oriented account of the Church’s faith. In regular consultation with a Supervisor, they take responsibility for producing an integrative essay, sensitive to the insights and challenges of the secular world.
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Essay (a written synthesis (14,000 words inc. footnotes)
Oral examination of 30 minutes duration with two examiners
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 19 Jul, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-07-19 13:51:33 +1000