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T8531 Christology and Soteriology

  • Unit Code & NameT8531 Christology and Soteriology
  • DescriptionThis postgraduate unit provides a foundational knowledge of the person and saving work of Jesus Christ. It also explores the relevance of this understanding in the light of contemporary Christian thought and discipleship.

    It addresses methodological issues and/or foundational concepts in Christology and Soteriology, Christological and Soteriological themes in the New Testament, the evolution of Christological and Soteriological doctrine, the development of the theological understanding of the person and saving work of Jesus Christ, contemporary issues in Christology and Soteriology, and implications for Ecclesiology and the Christian Life.
  • DisciplineTheology
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • 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 Wednesdays
  • Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
  • PrerequisitesT8501 Introduction to Theology or T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, Tutorials
  • AssessmentsPrimary Source Analysis, Short Essay, Integrative Essay and Reading Log
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a developed understanding of the person and work of Christ in the New Testament
    2. Develop critical awareness of the evolution of Christological and soteriological doctrine
    3. Comprehensively analyze source documents and theological literature relevant to Christology and Soteriology
    4. Critically and thoroughly explore issues in Christology and Soteriology in the context of contemporary culture and religion and
    5. Creatively apply Christological and Soteriological insights to the Christian spiritual life and Christian discipleship
  • Text BooksO'Colllins, Gerald. Christology: A Biblical, Historical and Systematic Study of Jesus. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.