We humans simply have to talk about death. But what exactly is death? How shall we talk about it in ways that are honest, meaningful, and responsible? In this unit, students will undertake a theological investigation into the subject of death utilising the resources of Christian belief and significant thinkers in the Western tradition: from the ancient Greek poets and playwrights through to the cultural critics and philosophers of modernity.
Unit code: CT9011W
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
Identify and analyse a variety of ways that the Western tradition and Christian theological traditions have thought about death.
Critically evaluate such understandings in light of and in conversation with other resources employed by Christian theology.
Articulate a coherent theological response to the question ‘What is death?’
Identify, critique, and develop responses to questions surrounding death raised in contemporary culture.
48 points in CT
Lectures, seminars, classroom discussion
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Document Study (1,000 words)
Annotated Bibliography (1,500 words)
Essay (4,500 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 3 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-10-06 15:12:08 +1100