The unit aims to help students understand and engage thoughtfully with the contexts and questions that have arisen in the past and present theological discussion about Jesus Christ in relation to the Father and the Spirit and to human life and community. In exploring the doctrine of the person and work of Jesus Christ as hope for the world, the central issues treated will include the understanding of salvation through Jesus Christ, the doctrine of the Incarnation and the significance of the crucifixion, resurrection and hope for human kind and for creation.

Unit Code: CT9009T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a thoughtful and critical awareness of the theology of Jesus Christ


Elaborate and evaluate the major developments in this theology as developed in the definitions of Nicaea and Chalcedon and in the later challenges since modernity


Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of key ways of understanding salvation in with regard to incarnation, teaching, cross and resurrection


Establish a critical appreciation of historical and contemporary theologies of Jesus Christ, in Trinitarian perspective


Formulate and engage critically with a theology of Jesus Christ for today

Unit sequence

CT8010T Christian Creeds and Doing Theology


Online guided readings, tutorial forums


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay of 2000 words

0 35.0

Essay of 3000 words

0 50.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial discussion paper 250 words

0 3.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial discussion paper 250 words

0 4.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial discussion paper 250 words

0 4.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial discussion paper 250 words

0 4.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-26 09:54:26 +1000