This unit introduces students to the meaning, purpose, methods and content of theology in the Catholic tradition. It examines those elements which together constitute a balanced and comprehensive engagement in the search for a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. The unit will consider several theological themes. Particular attention will be given to the Second Vatican Council's understanding of revelation, faith, scripture, tradition, and the teaching office of the Church. The unit offers students the opportunity to reflect theologically on the Christian faith and to apply the theological reflection to the Church's mission in the Australian multi-religious and non-religious context. (This unit may be offered in blended mode.)
Demonstrate a sound understanding of theology in the Catholic Tradition.
Explain key theological themes within the Catholic faith tradition and apply these to the Church's mission in Australia.
Identify and describe some key topics of Catholic theology, as presented by the Second Vatican Council, discussing their historical and systematic development, and relevance to the Australian Church context.
Demonstrate the capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.
The pedagogical approaches in this unit include a variety of approaches – interactive-mode lectures, peer discussion, exploratory workshops, and electronic resources for further study.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Jul, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-07-22 22:14:12 +1000