CT3796B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology
- Unit Code & NameCT3796B 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 3
- Semester1, 2019
- Delivery ModeOnline
- Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
- Prerequisites30 points in CT
- Learning ActivitiesLectures, group work, online forum, videos
*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 online presentation - 25%
1 x 1,500 word critical review of readings - 25%
1 x 2,500 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;
6. Articulate the significance of Wesleyan thought for contemporary theological discussion.