Pre-requisites

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This unit is an introduction and survey of Christian theology. During the unit, students will be introduced to key areas of Christian theology.

Some description is provided as to how Christians in different times and places have used the scriptures and the resources of their culture to formulate belief and to understand the world.

A variety of Christian belief systems and views on particular subjects are described and illustrated and students are invited to explore their own belief systems and appreciate how the past and present contexts have combined to shape them. Comparison with the beliefs of other groups is encouraged.

The nexus of belief systems and approaches to life is noted and students are invited to explore how this works in their own lives and the lives of others.

Topics

1 Revelation and authority
2 Trinitarian Creator, Creation and the nature of humanity – Theology Proper, Creation and Anthropology
3 Sin and salvation – Hamartiology & Soteriology
4 The person and work of Christ – Christology
5 The person and work of the Holy Spirit – Pneumatology
6 Church – Ecclesiology
7 End times – Eschatology

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies will typically include: lectures, tutorials, and presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, OHP and online interaction. Students also learn by class discussions, personal study, preparation of assignments and assessment comments on their work.


Unit offerings

Online: Semester 1, 2019; Semester 1, 2020; Semester 1, 2021; Semester 1, 2022; Semester 1, 2023, and Semester 1, 2024
Face to face: Semester 2, 2019; Semester 2, 2020; Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023, and Semester 2, 2024
Face to face: Semester 2, 2019

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.