This unit introduces and examines a conversation between the resources of Christian theology and those of the arts, enquiring into the ways that these two fields of human activity both inform and are informed by each other. Students will be encouraged to think through the implications of such for theology, for human artistry and for the shape and content of human vocation.

Unit Code: CT9009W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and analyse the respective contributions of theology and the arts to each other’s assumptions and methods.


Describe a range of responses to how theologians and artists have understood each other’s vocations.


Articulate a coherent theological statement on the relationship between theology and the arts.


Exhibit some independent and critical responses to both a selection of artworks and to the conversations in which artists and theologians are engaged.


Propose and evaluate a methodology in which the arts and theology together inform both faith and communal identity

Unit sequence

30 points, including 15 points in CT

Prohibited combinations: DP 2/3/9012W The Arts and Theological Reflection


Lectures, seminars, site visits


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar Paper (1,000 words)

0 20.0

Journal of critical reflections (1,500 words)

0 30.0

Essay (3,500 words)

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Jul, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-26 10:09:04 +1000