- Unit Code & NameCT9126B Christ and Salvation
This 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.
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- DisciplineDelivery ID: 46099
- LevelPostgraduate Elective
- Semester2. Semester 1, 2022
- Delivery ModeOnline
21 February to 27 May 2022
Opportunity will be provided for optional discussion sessions on several occasions during the semester. Dates and times will be negotiated with class members at the beginning of the semester.
A discussion forum will be conducted week by week. All students are expected to make brief contributions to the forum, in response to the materials provided during the unit, as one form of assessment.
We recommend that you allocate 12 hours a week for all study activities.
- Lecturer(s) Rev Assoc. Professor Dr Frank Rees
CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology or equivalent
- Learning Activities
Lectures, 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.
2 x 1,000 word forum responses to online study materials - 20%
1 x 2,000 word chapter analysis - 20%
1 x 4,000 word essay - 60%
- Learning Outcomes
Upon 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
- Text Books
To undertake this unit you are required to have access to a copy of:
Karkkainen, Veli-Matti. Christology: A Global Introduction. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. eBook available on UD Library HUB
O’Collins, Gerald. Christology: A Biblical, Historical and Systematic Study of Jesus. 2nd edition. Oxford: OUP, 2009. eBook available on UD Library HUB