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CT2296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • Unit Code & NameCT2296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology
  • DescriptionThis unit provides students with a comprehensive study of the foundations of eighteenth century theological developments that gave rise to Wesleyan theology.

    It will introduce students to the antecedents of Wesleyan theology - from the early church to Arminius, and from Arminius to Wesley, noting the Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and Pietist influences.

    It will consider the key elements of Wesley's 'Quadrilateral'; the New Testament basis of the central doctrines of Wesley; the setting of Wesleyan theology within ecumenical theological thought, and its developments to the present.
  • FieldC - Christian Thought and History
  • DisciplineCT - Systematic Theology
  • Unit Points18
  • LevelUndergraduate Level 2
  • Semester1, 2020
  • Delivery ModeIntensive
  • DateClasses will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 to 14 February 9.30am to 3.00pm
    Campus | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
  • Lecturer(s) Reverend Associate Professor Glen O'Brien
  • Prerequisites15 points in CT
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, Tutorials

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
  • Assessments1 x 1,000 word class seminar paper - 25%
    1 x 1,000 word critical review of readings - 25%
    1 x 2,000 word essay - 50%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Articulate the New Testament basis of Wesleyan theology and its development, in discussion, writing and/or preaching;
    2. Outline the main ideas originating from John Wesley and those of major Wesleyan scholars;
    3. Critically analyse source materials in Wesleyan studies
    4. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the historical context in which Wesleyan theology emerged as a discrete strand of theological thought;
    5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the major theological themes of Wesleyan theology and their significance for subsequent theological thought.
  • Text BooksText to be purchased:

    Albert C. Outler, ed. John Wesley. Library of Protestant Thought. New York: Oxford, 1980. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue.