This unit is an overview of the challenges and tasks of theology in the contemporary world. It engages with a range of voices, theological and otherwise, and introduces students to the practice of theology as an inter-disciplinary field of study. Students will be asked to contend with the possibilities of doing theology in a world marked by losses of meaning, conflicted diversity, and global crises.

Unit code: CT8001Z

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Systematic Theology

Proposing College: St Francis College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the practice of theology.


Articulate, reflect on, and analyse the relationship between theological concepts and their contemporary contexts.


Demonstrate understanding and analysis of how various theologians or theologies covered in this unit have understood theological tasks and methodologies.


Participate in analytical discussions about theologians or theologies covered in this unit.

Unit sequence

This unit is a prerequisite for 9000-level electives in Systematic Theology.


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.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Schneider, Laurel C., and Stephen G. Ray. Awake to the moment: an introduction to theology. 2016. ISBN: 9780664261887


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests - Short online quizzes

Multiple choice quiz.

1000 20.0
Seminar or Tutorial - Weekly Participation and Discussion Forum

Tutorial discussion and/or contribution to online forum.

2000 20.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper - Reading Reflection and Tutorial Leadership

Reading reflection and tutorial discussion leadership.

1700 30.0
Written Examination - Short exam

Short-answer exam.

1500 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 18 Nov, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-11-18 17:57:10 +1100