This unit aims to equip students with the resources to understand a variety of economic models and to formulate a theological critique of these. The unit will embody a dialogue between the approaches of an economist and a theologian. The relationship between society and the economy will be considered and theological resources such as economic language in the Scriptures, economic models in Scripture and early Christianity, and contemporary Christian social teaching will be explored. In particular, theological critique will be directed to current neo-liberal economic models, bearing in mind issues of distributive justice and economic policy.

Unit Code: CT3082W

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


Analyse underlying assumptions of selected economic models


Describe economic dimensions of biblical language and ethics


Discuss the role of Scripture in formulating critiques of economic policy and in exploring alternative economic models


Articulate a theological critique of selected contemporary Christian teaching on economic justice

Unit sequence

30 points in CT


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (1,500 words)

0 30.0

Essay (3,500 words)

0 70.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-15 10:08:04 +1000