This unit is a study of Christian reflection on what it means to be human in relation to God and what makes up our humanity. It explores biblical foundations including humanity as created in the image of God, human freedom, grace, nature and grace, sin, persons and community and how these are embodied through human arrangements such as family, race, work and the limitations of sickness and disability, ageing and death.

Unit Code: CT9019Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Describe and discuss the main features of Christian teaching on the human person


Analyse and evaluate the relative contributions of culture and the world to Christian teaching on the human person


Identify and assess theological understanding about humanity’s and God’s relationship with the world.


Identify and describe the theological understanding of grace in relation to persons.


Describe and evaluate the shift in the theological tradition from an individualistic concept of person to persons-in-relationship


Assess and articulate a theological understanding of the dynamic tension revealed in nature/grace; body/soul; person/community


Demonstrate advanced research skills appropriate to study at graduate level

Unit sequence

15 points of Foundational CT


Lectures, Seminars, Guided Reading


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Research Essay (4000 words)

4000 50.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Short Seminar Paper (1,750 words)

1750 25.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Short Seminar Paper (1,750 words)

1750 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-29 11:29:58 +1100