This unit considers the theology of the Christian Church, Christian ministries, lay and ordained and the celebration of the Christian sacraments. Content will generally include reference to Church in the New Testament, Historical developments in the understanding of Church, The Doctrine of Church in contemporary theology, Ministry in the New Testament, the development of the Doctrine of Ministry to the current time, role and ritual in contemporary culture, the question of ‘What is a sacrament’, the sacraments of Communion and Baptism.
Unit code: CT9742Z
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Uniting College for Leadership and TheologyShow when this unit is running
Critically analyse the importance of major historical developments in the theology of Church, Ministry and Sacraments for contemporary ministry
Critically reflect on contemporary understandings and practices of Church, Ministry and Sacrament
Critically evaluate their personal starting assumptions about Church, Ministry and Sacraments
Critically evaluate the skills and dispositions required for various roles in contemporary faith communities
Employ knowledge and skills developed in the unit to critique and develop resources suitable for selected ministry context(s)
A Level 9 unit in postgraduate theology and ministry awards.
Prerequisite Units: CT8740Z Introduction to Christian Thought or CT8741Z Beginning with Jesus: An introduction to Christian Theology or equivalent
UCLT uses primary and secondary sources considered through different lenses to identify and explore the challenges of the unit material for the contemporary world. Students are engaged in a range of comparative, analytical and reflective practices to identify the original meanings of the text in their contexts and to interpret them hermeneutically.
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Two guided reflections
Responses to various components of the course work
Church, Ministry & Sacraments in a disrupted, uncertain social & ecological era.
Professional Practice Application
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 20 Oct, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-10-20 18:42:54 +1100