This unit will examine the character of Christian faith as evident in the life stories of a number of theologians and other significant persons. It will draw specifically upon the methodology of James McClendon to identify how the life-experience of these persons has influenced their distinctive approach to theology and Christian faith. It will also provide opportunity for each student to explore the theological significance of their own life story.
Explain critically McClendon’s methodology for using biography as theology;
Apply that methodology in the study of several biographies
Outline and discuss the character of faith as seen in the life and work of one major theologian
Identify possible implications for their own lives, as a source for theological reflection
Critically evaluate the use of life stories as a source for theology.
30 points in Systematic Theology
Lectures and seminars together with follow-up online discussions
Book review - 1500 words
|Seminar or Tutorial||
Seminar paper - 1000 words
Essay - 3000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Jul, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-15 08:18:16 +1000