Content

This unit will investigate unique indigenous theological contributions to the meaning of Christian faith and life. Utilising a thematic approach grounded in Indigenous epistemologies, the intersection of one’s experience with the Creator, the nature of the spiritual, the Gospel story and redemption will be explored in contrast with customary Western theological methods. Students will examine how Indigenous traditions shape faith experience and develop Indigenous frameworks for significant theological contributions.

Unit Code: CT9122W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Examine some basic similarities and differences between concepts underlying theological doctrines within a Westernised Christian tradition and the formalised spiritual teachings of a variety of Indigenous wisdom traditions

2.

Analyse and research how Indigenous traditions can inform and nurture Indigenous Christian faith expressions

3.

Interpret and critique Biblical narratives within Indigenous cultural contexts thereby creating a framework for understanding their theological contribution for Indigenous Christians

4.

Appraise key issues in the intersection of Christian doctrines (systematics) and Indigenous contexts

5.

Apply theology to the practical day-to-day realities of Indigenous life

Unit sequence

This is an elective unit in the NAIITS Indigenous theology program, building on the principles introduced in the foundation units. Prerequisite: CT8102W Introduction to Indigenous Theology

Pedagogy

Lectures, Discussion groups

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Forum (online) (1,000 words)

20.0

Presentation (1,500 words)

20.0

Book Review (2000 words)

20.0

Presentation - journal (3000 words)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 11 Feb, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-30 07:57:03 +1000