Pre-requisites

BB503.306 New Testament Introduction
TH507.306 Foundations for Faith
TH621.306 Christology

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The unit will explore in depth the biblical conception of the Kingdom of God including its Old Testament origins and its New Testament development. The unique role of Jesus in the establishment, discernment and consummation of the Kingdom will be examined. The relationship of the kingdom to the incarnation, the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus is reflected upon. The intimate relationship between the nature of the Kingdom, the character of God as ruler and creation as the realm of the Kingdom will be explored. The worldview implications of the kingdom will be examined as they reinforce or contrast with aspects of various other worldviews. Such alternate perspectives may include dualism, nihilism, marxism, gnosticism, pantheism, existentialism and so on. The paradoxical tension between the present manifestation of the rule of God and the future eschatological consummation of the Kingdom of God will be explored. This will include an examination of the biblical data in the light of historical and contemporary perspectives. Finally, the practical outworking of the Kingdom of God worldview in history and in daily life will be explored from a biblical and theological basis. Integrated aspects of theology may include: creation and culture (cosmology); humanity (anthropology); conversion and salvation (soteriology); church (ecclesiology); mission and evangelism; Christian engagement in culture; spirituality and spiritual warfare (pneumatology); ethics and virtue; and the consummation of the kingdom (eschatology).

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies may include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction.


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2020
Online: Semester 2, 2018 and Semester 2, 2022

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.