This unit introduces students to the meaning, purpose, methods and content of theology in the Catholic tradition. It examines those elements which together constitute a balanced and comprehensive engagement in the search for a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. The unit will consider several theological themes. Particular attention will be given to the Second Vatican Council's understanding of revelation, faith, scripture, tradition, and the teaching office of the Church. The unit offers students the opportunity to reflect theologically on the Christian faith and to apply the theological reflection to the Church's mission in the Australian multi-religious and non-religious context. (This unit may be offered in blended mode.)
Describe the purpose and practice of theology in the Catholic tradition..
Explain key theological themes within the Catholic faith tradition.
Identify and give an informed account of some key topics of Catholic theology, as presented by the Second Vatican Council, showing awareness of historical and systematic development, and relevance to the Australian Church context.
Apply learning to produce a written presentation of a theological topic, demonstrating critical understanding and application of knowledge, accurate use of appropriate sources, and sound academic writing skills.
The pedagogical approaches in this unit include a variety of approaches – interactive-mode lectures, peer discussion, exploratory workshops, and electronic resources for further study.
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1-hour written examination
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Jul, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-07-22 22:13:23 +1000