This unit explores aspects of the nature and action of the church in its biblical, historical and contemporary forms. Particular attention is paid to investigating the relationship between the Christian community and the kingdom of God, and to the ideas of the Church as a Body of Christ and as a People of God. It also attends to matters of the community’s various proclamation activities and asks how these relate to mission, worship, faith formation, and to the church’s life with and in the world today.

Unit Code: CT9020W

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


Articulate a theology of the church, drawing upon both biblical and extra-biblical sources


Outline and discuss a theology of the church’s proclamation activities in Baptism, Holy Communion and Preaching;


Discuss critically the ‘priesthood’ of all Christians and the nature of ‘ordained ministry’ in relation to the mission and life of God in the world


Evaluate on theological criteria, contemporary models of the church


Engage in a critical and integrative manner with key ecclesiological texts

Unit sequence

45 points in Foundational Studies including CT8001W (or equivalent) and CT9002W (or equivalent)


Lectures, Seminars, Online discussion


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (2,000 words)

0 40.0

Essay (4,000 words)

0 60.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-26 16:00:53 +1000