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CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • Unit Code & NameCT8301B 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 Points24
  • LevelPostgraduate Foundational
  • 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
  • Learning Activities*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
  • Assessments3 x Quizzes (15 minutes each) - 10%
    1 x 2,000 word online forum participation - 40%
    1 x 3,000 word essay - 50%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Describe the foundational vocabulary of theology and the framework of the discipline.
    2. Outline a working understanding of The Salvation Army's articles of faith.
    3. Assess ways in which The Salvation Army's doctrines both align with and differ from some other Christian traditions.
    4. Evaluate the impact of theological reflection on the Christian life and on the practice of ministry.
    5. Employ foundational research skills in theology utilising primary and secondary source material.
    6. Demonstrate competence in the critical analysis, evaluation, and construction, 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.