DescriptionThis unit considers the relationship between the doctrine of Christ and the doctrine of salvation. It surveys New Testament foundations, as well as representative patristic, medieval, and modern theologians as they have considered this relationship.
Topics covered include the two natures of Christ, historic atonement theories, black, feminist, and liberationist Christologies, and the extent of the salvation offered in Christ.
FieldC - Christian Thought and History
DisciplineCT - Systematic Theology
PrerequisitesCT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology or equivalent
Learning ActivitiesLectures, discussion, online videos, web links, reading
*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
Assessments1 x 1,750 word primary source analysis - 20%
1 x 1,750 word essay - 30%
1 x 3,500 word essay - 50%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Describe the interrelation between the doctrine of Christ and the doctrine of salvation;
2. Show an awareness of a range of Christological and soteriological approaches ;
3. Analyse theological literature in Christology and soteriology;
4. Apply insights from Christology and soteriology to Christian faith and discipleship;
5. Critically analyse the way in which Christ may be perceived as savingly at work in contemporary communities of faith and beyond.