The enduring scandal of Christian affirmation, that God became flesh, poses theological, philosophical, and existential challenges that every generation of Christian belief must engage. This unit examines in depth the core theological distinctives of the Christian faith—the incarnation of God in Christ and God’s triunity. Attention will be given to both the historical developments of these affirmations and to their ongoing reinterpretation and rearticulation in multiple contexts.
Unit code: CT2001Z
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: St Francis CollegeShow when this unit is running
Explain some of the key theological concepts relating to the incarnation and trinity.
Understand the role of contextual historical discourses in shaping trinitarian and incarnational theology across history.
Analyse the entanglement of christology and trinitarian theology.
Collaborate with peers in classroom discussions on the weekly readings.
This unit requires two units in systematic theology at a foundation level.
Direct instruction, provocation, and self-directed learning approach to learning discipline-specific skills (demonstrating an understanding of concepts in theology, reading, and reflecting on a range of theologians, and engaging in the process of re-constructing theology for the contemporary context, and classroom dialogues) through lectures, tutorials with targeted learning activities, and formative and summative assessment tasks.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Seminar or Tutorial - Weekly Participation||
Active contributions to the weekly tutorial discussion and/or contributions to the forum each week.
|Written Examination - Short exam||
Answer paragraph-length short-answer questions on the historical development of the incarnation/trinity.
|Oral Presentation - Oral Presentation and tutorial leadership||
Students will present a brief presentation (7-10 minutes) and lead a discussion on their presentation.
|Essay - Essay/Sermon||
Argumentative essay or a sermon and explication (1000 word sermon, 2000 word explication).
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 21 Nov, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2023-01-18 11:01:36 +1100