This unit will explore historical and contemporary discussions about Jesus Christ. It will begin with the New Testament witness to his life, death and resurrection and the messianic interpretation of those events. The appropriation of that witness in ancient creeds, contemporary theological controversies and proposals and the lives of his followers will be critically examined. The connections between the Church’s proclamation of Christ, patterns of discipleship, and practices of reconciliation and justice will be explored.

Unit Code: CT8020P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the key interpretations of Jesus in the New Testament


Appraise the defining Christological issues of the patristic period


Assess the issues in contemporary Christological controversies


Evaluate the significance of classical Christology for contemporary Christology


Articulate the connections between the proclamation of Jesus Christ and the forms of life which it evokes.

Unit sequence

Either CT 8000P: Faith, Belief and Doctrine or CT8010P: Culture, Beliefs and Theology


Lectures, discussions, tutorials, online material


Name Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay of 3000 words evaluating the Christology of either the New Testament or the patristic period

0 50.0

Either: Essay of 3000 words engaging the relationship between classical or contemporary Christological discussions and Christian life and practice Or Group study resource of 3000 words engaging the relationship between contemporary Christological discussions and Christian life and practice

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-14 15:55:42 +1000