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CT1301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • Unit Code & NameCT1301B Introduction to Christian Theology
  • DescriptionThis unit is an introduction to Christian theology.

    It uses The Salvation Army's eleven articles of faith as a framework for exploring key areas of theology, locating these doctrines within the theology of the wider Church.
  • FieldC - Christian Thought and History
  • DisciplineCT - Systematic Theology
  • Unit Points18
  • LevelUndergraduate Level 1
  • Semester1, 2020
  • Delivery ModeClass
  • DateClasses will be held weekly on Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Campus | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
  • Lecturer(s) Major Adam Couchman
  • PrerequisitesNil

    CT1290B A Salvationist Theology A
    CT1292B A Salvationist Theology B
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, discussion, forum engagement, videos, reading

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
  • AssessmentsThree Quizzes (5 minutes each) - 10%
    1,500 word online forum participation - 40%
    One 2,000 word Essay - 50%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Describe the basic vocabulary of theology and the framework of the discipline.
    2. Outline a working understanding of The Salvation Army's articles of faith.
    3. Situate The Salvation Army's doctrines within the broader Christian tradition.
    4. Discuss the impact of various theological perspectives on life and ministry.
    5. Show basic skills in the construction and evaluation of theological arguments.
  • Text Books* = set texts recommended for purchase

    *McGrath, Alister. Theology: The Basic Readings. 3rd edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.
    *The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Handbook of Doctrine. London: The Salvation Army, 2010.