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T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines

  • Unit Code & NameT8505 Basic Christian Doctrines
  • DescriptionThis postgraduate unit introduces the beliefs of a Christian tradition, enabling the exploration of faith within the context and shape of that tradition.

    It provides a foundation for all future theology course units and addresses thinking theologically, a brief overview of the Christian tradition, Jesus of Nazareth, the Christian theological streams, essential doctrines, a theology of discipleship: the spiritual journey, Christian spiritual formation.
  • DisciplineTheology
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester3, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline, Class
  • DateOnline | Some live online tutorials may be scheduled - dates and times to be negotiated between students and the lecturer. The tutorials are optional.

    Class | Weekly on Tuesdays from 9.15am to 12.45pm.
  • Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, readings, quizzes, tutorials, student presentations
  • AssessmentsQuizzes, teaching session, and essay
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Interpret the major doctrines within a particular Christian tradition
    2. Appraise the core doctrines from alternatives held in other Christian traditions
    3. Demonstrate an ability to research widely, think critically, and reflect theologically
    4. Critically analyse the writing of relevant theological thinkers and texts
    5. Creatively apply insights from their study to Christian life and ministry
  • Text BooksMcGrath, Alister. Theology: the Basics. 3rd edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.
    McGrath, Alister. Theology: the Basic Readings. 2nd edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.
    The Salvation Army Handbook of Doctrine 2010. London: Salvation Army Publishing, 2010.