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T9638 Doctrine of Sanctification

  • Unit Code & NameT9638 Doctrine of Sanctification
  • DescriptionThis unit seeks to enable students to interpret and integrate the biblical material on sanctification into a coherent doctrinal framework. It lays the doctrinal framework for use in pastoral ministry settings.

    Since the doctrine of holiness is a theological distinctive within the Wesleyan tradition, it is very important that students not only know the biblical foundation, historical development, and theological formulation of the doctrine, but also be able to communicate it in a variety of ministry settings. The class works with the biblical, historical and theological material, seeking to synthesize a nuanced understanding of the doctrine for today. It provides an opportunity to explore Wesleyan concepts and develop personal and ministry responses to identifiable needs in the student's current ministry placement.
  • DisciplineTheology
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester2, 2018
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Prerequisites18 credit points in theology units
  • Learning ActivitiesTutorials, Lectures
  • AssessmentsAssessments include a critical review, class presentation and essay
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the chief forms in which sanctification is expressed in the Old and New Testaments
    2. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the writings of selected biblical and systematic theologians on the topic of sanctification
    3. Evaluate in depth from a biblical perspective representative constructive theologies of sanctification
    4. Integrate the material studied into their own articulation of the doctrine of sanctification
    5. Critically apply the results of their study to contemporary issues raised by their ministry situation