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Introduction to Christian Theology

This foundational unit, an introduction to Christian theology, uses The Salvation Army's eleven articles of faith as a framework for exploring key areas of theology, locating these doctrines within the theology of the wider Church.

Commences

  • February 2020, Semester 1 - admissions close on Friday 14 February 2020
  • July 2020, Semester 2 - admissions close on Friday 17 July 2020.
  • February 2021, Semester 1 - admissions close on Friday 12 February 2021
  • July 2021, Semester 2 - admissions close on Friday 16 July 2021

Enrolment

Eva Burrows College delivers higher education awards as a college of the University of Divinity. Visit the Higher Education Enrolment page to learn more about the steps you need to take to commence the enrolment process, or for more information, email registrar@ebc.edu.au

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic vocabulary of theology and the framework of the discipline.
  • Outline a working understanding of The Salvation Army's articles of faith.
  • Situate The Salvation Army's doctrines within the broader Christian tradition.
  • Discuss the impact of various theological perspectives on life and ministry.
  • Show basic skills in the construction and evaluation of theological arguments.

Lecturer

Major Adam Couchman has been teaching since 2008. He has held various appointments at Eva Burrows College in both the School for Officer Training and School for Christian Studies. He is both a lecturer and alumni of Eva Burrows College; having completed his undergraduate degree through the college in 2005. Adam is currently working towards his PhD through the University of Divinity where his research is engaged in the theological interpretation of Scripture; specifically, Jesus Christ as a worshipper.

Mode of Delivery

This unit is delivered online on ARK, the Learning Management System for all our higher education study. Login details for this unit will be accessible to students on confirmation of enrolment into an award or the unit.

Requirements

To study online, you will need to find around 3 to 4 hours per week for readings, activities and assessments for each unit. To learn more visit our Online Campus page.

Textbooks

Browne, M. Neal and Stuart M. Keeley. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking. Global ed. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2014. Ezigbo, Victor I. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities, Vol. 1. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013.
Browne, M. Neal and Stuart M. Keeley. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking. Global ed. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2014. Ezigbo, Victor I. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities, Vol. 2. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015.

Unit Costs

This undergraduate unit costs approx. $1,704, which is determined by the University of Divinity and reviewed annually. You could also study this unit as a non-award student (audit) at the cost of $500. Non-credit study is for students who wish to study a unit but not participate in formal assessments. Fees are consistent for domestic and international students. International students are charged a separate application fee of $300 (plus GST) upon enrolment. Students who meet eligibility criteria may be eligible for AUSTUDY and FEE-HELP assistance. 

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