T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines
- Unit Code & NameT7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines
- DescriptionThis unit introduces students to the beliefs of the Christian tradition. It provides a foundation for all future theology course units.
It examines theological method while providing an overview of the Christian Tradition. It examines essential doctrine such as the Triune God, creation, humanity, Christology, soteriology, pneumatology, ecclesiology and eschatology. It also considers the spiritual journey, Christian Spiritual Formation.
- Semester3, 2017
- Delivery ModeOnline, Class
- DateOnline | Some live online tutorials may be scheduled - dates and times to be negotiated between students and the lecturer. The tutorials are optional.
Class | Weekly on Tuesdays from 9.15am to 12.45pm.
- Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
- Learning ActivitiesLectures, readings, quizzes, tutorials, student presentations
- AssessmentsQuizzes, class presentation and essay
- Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify the major doctrines within a particular Christian tradition
2. Distinguish the core doctrines from alternatives held in other Christian traditions
3. Demonstrate an ability to think and reflect theologically
4. Analyse the writing of relevant theological thinkers and texts
5. Apply insights from their study to Christian life and ministry
- Text BooksMcGrath, Alister. Theology: the Basics. 3rd edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.
McGrath, Alister. Theology: the Basic Readings. 2nd edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.
The Salvation Army Handbook of Doctrine 2010. London: Salvation Army Publishing, 2010.