Content

The revitalised interest in Trinitarian theology in recent times has given added place to the Holy Spirit in Christian theology and practice and to the potential for human community more generally. The Spirit grounds and energises the hope and promise of Jesus Christ for the church and for the world. Drawing on this claim, this unit focuses on ecclesiology, the study of the church’s self-understanding as a community of Jesus Christ enlivened by the Holy Spirit. Related core issues such the church’s mission, ministry and sacramental life will be examined, and students are invited to develop a sustained, critical and constructive analysis of ecclesiology within the broader ecumenical and Australian context.

Unit Code: CT9609T

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

1.

Demonstrate a thoughtful and critical awareness of the theology of the Holy Spirit

2.

Evaluate the major developments in ecclesiology, and especially in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

3.

Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of key theologies of the mission of the church in the world

4.

Demonstrate a critical appreciation of contemporary ecclesiologies in Trinitarian perspectives

5.

Formulate a critical theology of the church in the world within an Australian context

Unit sequence

CT8010T Creeds and Doing Theology

Pedagogy

Online guided readings, tutorial forums

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Tutorial discussion papers including peer evaluation (equivalent 1000 words)

0 20.0
Essay

Literature review 2000 words

0 35.0
Essay

Essay 3000 words

0 45.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 28 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-01 13:45:11 +1000