Content

This unit is a heuristic exploration of contemporary Christian identity by reference to John’s Prologue. Major themes encompass human identity and relationality, virtual reality and materiality, language and communication, time and volition. These themes are engaged within heuristic exploration of contemporary challenges to Christian faith and practice through the Prologue’s particular compression of theology, which will form a distinctive formative method for articulating responses.

Unit Code: CT9006S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate enduring theological impetuses of John’s Prologue, with recognition of its unique expression of Christian theology

2.

Identify and articulate selected contemporary challenges to integral Christian identity, faith and practice;

3.

Deploy advanced interpretive skills in evaluating the theological significance of human identity and relationality, virtual reality and materiality, language and communication, time and volition

4.

Develop heuristic methods in synthesizing expressions of contemporary Christian identity by reference to the Prologue’s particular compression of theology

5.

Demonstrate advanced skills for theological reflection and research in relation to John’s Prologue and contemporary Christian identity

Unit sequence

45 points in theological study, including a foundational unit in Systematic Theology

Pedagogy

Rotating lecture/discussion/group work

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay

1000 word pre-intensive reading assessment

0 15.0
Document Study

700 word document study

0 11.0
Document Study

700 word document study

0 12.0
Document Study

700 word document study

0 12.0
Essay

3,000 word essay

0 50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-26 08:49:32 +1000