What does it mean to be human? This unit introduces and examines the ways in which Christian theology has approached and understood the mysteries of human personhood. With attention to christology, the body, sexuality, childhood, ageing, death, and more, students will learn to deepen and articulate their own developing theological anthropology.

Unit Code: CT9705W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and analyse a variety of ways that the Christian tradition has approached the question of our being human


Evaluate where theological understandings of human personhood critically intersect with other theological commitments and experiences


Articulate a coherent theological response to the question ‘What are human beings?


Exhibit independent and critical responses for theological reflection on the question of human personhood


Formulate research criteria and methodologies for engaging in questions of concern for theological anthropology

Unit sequence

30 points, including 15 points in CT


Lectures, seminars, online (videos and/or MP3s of lectures, readings, fortnightly seminar discussion)


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,500-word film review

0 25.0
Seminar or Tutorial

1,000-word seminar paper

0 25.0

3,500-word essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Jul, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-02 08:09:49 +1000