Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Explain several central themes in the discipline of theology.
- Recognise the historical development and the impact of social context upon various theological perspectives.
- Demonstrate developing skills in reading, reasoning and the critical evaluation of theological arguments.
- Differentiate some important influences in their own approach to theology.
- Quiz and short answer test (20 minutes) (750 words) (25%)
- Written assessment task (750 words) (25%)
- Written assessment task (1,500 words) (50%)
- Ackroyd, R. and D. Major. Shaping the Tools: Study Skills in Theology. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1999.
- Ford, D. Theology. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
- Grenz, S. J. Created for Community: Connecting Christian Belief with Christian Living. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.
- Jinkins, M. Invitation to Theology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2001.
- Jones, B. F. Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014.
- Malone, P. (ed.) Developing an Australian Theology. Strathfield: St Pauls Publications, 1999.
- McGrath, A. E. Christian Theology: An Introduction (4th ed). Oxford: Blackwell, 2007.
- Stone, Howard W., and James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically. Third edition. ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.
- Thielicke, Helmut. A Little Exercise for Young Theologians. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016.
Set texts recommended for purchase:
- Thorsen, Donald A. D. An Exploration of Christian Theology. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2015.
Systematic Theology (CT)
Christian Thought and History (C)
This unit is second in a sequence of two units (CT0151W, CT0152W) that together serve as an introduction and survey of Christian theology. CT0151W is to be completed as a pre-requisite for CT0152W.
Integrated within NEXT Program: equivalent to 3 hours per week