This unit introduces and examines a conversation between the resources of Christian theology and those of poetry, exploring and practising ways that these two fields of human action both inform and are informed by each other. Students will be encouraged to consider the implications of such a conversation for theology, for poetry, and for the vocation of both poet and theologian.

Unit Code: CT3026W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and analyse the respective contributions of theology and the arts to each other’s assumptions and methods.


Analyse and argue for a coherent position on how relationships between theology and poetry are demonstrated in set works


Exhibit independent and critical responses to both a selection of poetry and to the conversations in which poets and theologians are engaged


Explain and demonstrate how processes involved in writing poetry can foster theological reflection.

Unit sequence

30 points in CT


Lectures, workshops, seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Portfolio of creative writing (1,000 words)

0 30.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar Paper (1,000 words)

0 20.0

Essay (2,500 words)

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-12 15:21:27 +1000