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T8586 Theological Issues of the Reformation

  • Unit Code & NameT8586 Theological Issues of the Reformation
  • DescriptionThis unit examines the major theological ideas converging upon, and emerging from, the Protestant Reformation. Attention will be given to the historical context of these developments.
  • DisciplineTheology
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester2, 2018
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
  • PrerequisitesT8501 Introducing Theology or T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures Student Presentations and online videos
  • AssessmentsEssay, primary source analysis, student debate
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Identify the major theological strands converging at the Reformation period
    2. Articulate a nuanced understanding of the similarities and differences of the various Reformers' ideas
    3. Analyse source materials of the Reformation period
    4. Evaluate the major doctrinal themes of the Protestant Reformers such as Justification, Grace and Election, the Church
    5. Creatively apply insights from the Reformation to contemporary faith and practice
  • Text BooksAlister McGrath, Reformation Thought. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001. 3rd edition. Earlier editions would probably be okay.

    Roger E. Olsen, Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2006.