DescriptionThis unit will explore contemporary concepts of salvation with a particular focus on the relationship between theology and mission. It will include an examination of key biblical and theological sources which have contributed to the development of several modern soteriologies, and offer constructive responses.
The unit will explore the significance of these concepts of salvation in relation to a range of issues including: ecology, social service, justice, evangelism and interfaith dialogue.
FieldC - Christian Thought and History
DisciplineCT - Systematic Theology
DateClasses will be held three consecutive days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 24 to 26 March 9.00am to 3.00pm
Online content will be delivered from 24 February to 12 June.
Campus | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
Prerequisites24 points in Systematic Theology at Graduate Foundational Level or equivalent
AssessmentsOne 3,000 word seminar paper - 40%
One 4,000 word essay - 60%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Construct sound theological and missiological reasons for developing a contemporary soteriology.
2. Articulate a theology of salvation that connects meaningfully with and provides a solid theological rationale for holistic mission.
3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key biblical texts and traditions relating to salvation.
4. Discuss critically the significance and function of context in the development of soteriology, using examples from a broad range of contemporary theologies.
5. Critically evaluate selected research that includes a soteriological perspective.
Text BooksText to be purchased
Bridle, Coralie, ed. "Rediscovering Salvation: New Creation and an Abundant Gospel." The Journal of the Salvation Army Tri-Territorial Theological Forum, Vol 6 (2016).