Campus: Parkville
Mode: Face to Face
Delivery Notes:

Delivery: The unit will be overed over three sets of adjacent Fridays and Saturdays: March 24th and 25th, April 21st and 22nd, and May 5th and 6th.

Classes will comprise tutorial discussions, lectures and various workshop-type activities. Lectures will be interactive. Students are encouraged to engage in dialogue with the lecturers and each other. All classes will be held at Pilgrim Theological College.

Class Preparation: Students are expected to complete the readings set for the week and to participate in class activities/online discussion/etc.

Resources provided: Weekly reading and links to recommended extended reading options are provided on the ARK meta unit. Students will need to undertake independent research via the library to complete assessment tasks.

Attendance Expectations: Students are expected to attend all classes. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from being in class you are encouraged to contact the lecturer in advance.

Workload Expectations: Students studying in this unit are expected to set aside nine hours per week throughout the semester including the mid-semester break in order to complete the required readings, class participation activities, and assessment tasks.

Support: For help with study techniques and essay writing, contact Pilgrim's Academic Learning Advisor, Dr Kerrie Handasyde via or check out the resources on the Academic Skills ARK page. For help with enrolment matters, contact Pilgrim's registrar, Ms Erlinda Loverseed via or 03 9340 8892. For help with other matters related to your ongoing study contact Pilgrim's Academic Dean, the Professor Katharine Massam via

Contact hours 36
Total time commitment 150
Start date 10 Mar, 2023
Census date: 4 Apr, 2023
End date: 16 Jun, 2023
Academic staff: Rev Assoc Prof Geoff Thompson and Mr Andrew Clark-Howard

There is no set textbook for this unit. Nevertheless, most of the basic readings associated with particular topics will be drawn from these three volumes:

  • Green, Gene L. and Stephen Pardue and K.K. Yeo.Majority World Theology: Christian Doctrine in Global Context. Downers Grove, IVP Academic, 2020.
  • McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction. Sixth Edition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
  • Migliore, Daniel. Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology. Third Edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

All three of these are available electronically in the Dalton McCaughey Library.

Tutorial readings will generally be drawn from Alister E. McGrath, The Christian Theology Reder. 5th Edition. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. 2017. This too is available electronically in the Dalton McCaughey Library.

Unit code: CT1000P

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Systematic Theology

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