Content

This unit is an introduction to theological impetuses of the Gospel of John within Christian thought. Major themes such as incarnation, revelation, passion and Paraclete are studied in the context of: early Christian identity, selected christological debates, existential belief and decision, Christian freedom and community. Applied work is undertaken with selected historical theological uses of the Gospel of John in formulating Christian identity and ethical values.

Unit Code: CT9705S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Critically articulate enduring issues in the theological character of the Gospel of John and recognise their significance in selected theological debates

2.

Articulate several textual and theological approaches for interpreting Christology through the Gospel of John

3.

Critically evaluate hermeneutical presuppositions for theological uses of the Gospel of John in formulating Christian identity and ethics

4.

Demonstrate integrative skills in interpreting the Gospel of John in relation to enduring questions of Christian thought and practice

5.

Demonstrate advanced skills for theological reflection and research in relation to hermeneutical paradigms for engaging gospel narrative

Unit sequence

Foundational unit in Systematic Theology

Pedagogy

Rotating lecture/discussion/group work over 3 hours

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Document Study

Document study 750 words

0 10.0
Document Study

Document study 750 words

0 10.0
Document Study

Document study 750 words

0 10.0
Document Study

Document study 750 words

0 10.0
Essay

3,000 word essay

0 60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-02 08:00:36 +1000