Paul’s epistles to Corinth are permeated with christological epistemology pertaining to Christian identity, which is articulated through contextual issues, challenges and affirmations that are variously experienced in Christian faith and its continuing expressions. This unit explores the peculiar epistemology of Christian identity and theological perspectives concerning faith, community, eschatology, mission, ethics and freedom that are generated by the textures of Paul’s Corinthian correspondence.

Unit Code: BN9019S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and critically evaluate the theological formation of Christian identity by reference to Christian proclamation and its expression by worship, community, ministry and mission;


Formulate and apply critical criteria for evaluating parable hermeneutics in contemporary use of language in Christian theology;


Demonstrate a critical awareness of epistemological and hermeneutical issues arising in the interface between Paul’s Corinthian writings and Christian identity;


Formulate research criteria and methods for engaging Christian identity by reference to selected Christian writings and their continuing interpretation.

Unit sequence

PG a foundational unit in CT or BN




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750 word document study

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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Jul, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-07 13:03:09 +1100