Students will be introduced to the tasks and tools of Christian theology, including the development of a common theological vocabulary, so as to strengthen capacity to describe and critique their own cultural-religious forms and to converse with others in shared terms across different cultural contexts and expectations. An introduction to Indigenous theological terminology is a key part of the unit as a bridge to further studies in this area.
Describe their own cultural affirmations of Christian theology and the cultural forms in which it is embodied, including the place of ritual, song, metaphor and story in the student’s own theological position.
Articulate their own theological terminologies and understanding as they relate to the larger communities in which the student finds her/himself;
Describe in one’s own terms the basic creeds of the Christian tradition and how these have been operative in the Christian experiences of First Nations peoples;
Critique the ways in which Christian theology enabled Indigenous communities to resist the powers of colonisation while simultaneously appropriating the heritage of Christian theology.
Face to Face: Lectures, Discussion groups Online: Reading comprehension quizzes, online discussions
Forum (online) (1500 words)
Book Review (1500 words)
Report (3000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Carolyn Alsen on 7 Jan, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-18 15:23:06 +1000