This unit is an introduction to Christian theology. It uses The Salvation Army’s eleven articles of faith as a framework for exploring key areas of theology, locating these doctrines within the theology of the wider Church.

Unit code: CT1301B

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Systematic Theology

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning outcomes


Explain in basic terms the task and purpose of theology.


Define foundational theological terms and themes.


Draw connections between theological concepts and the doctrines of the Salvation Army.


Identify the relationship between theology and practice.

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations CT1290B A Salvationist Theology A CT1292B A Salvationist Theology B


Readings, Videos, Workbook, Online Classroom (Lectures, discussion, Tutorials)

Indicative Bibliography

Maddix, Mark A. and Diane Leclerc, Essential Beliefs: A Wesleyan Primer. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2016.

McGrath, Alister. Christian Theology: An Introduction. Sixth Edition. Chichester: Wiley- Blackwell, 2016.

McGrath, Alister. Theology: The Basics. 3rd edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.

Migliore, Daniel L. Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology. Third edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

Tanner, Kathryn. Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Systematic Theology in Brief. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001.

The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Handbook of Doctrine. London: The Salvation Army, 2010.

The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army in the Body of Christ: An Ecclesiological Statement. London: Salvation Books, 2008.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Variant 1

Portfolio 2000 50.0
Learning Resource 2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 17 Aug, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-08-17 18:07:05 +1000