This unit seeks to critically examine Jesus Christ’s engagement with the people who were categorized as at the social margins. Through a survey of ‘Jesus Christ and margins’ in the biblical and patristic works, the unit will determine how this has been appropriated by contemporary theologians to articulate a contextual Christology. By tracing this perspective from the Gospels, ante-Nicaean and post-Nicaean teachers, and modern theologians, this unit seeks to understand the missional significance of conceiving Christology through the life of vulnerable communities.
articulate an understanding of the origin and the development of Christology.
explain the Christological challenges throughout the centuries in relation to the engagement with marginalised peoples.
evaluate christologies from mission-focussed theological perspectives.
engage with methods of Christological thinking
No prerequisites, no prohibited combination of units
asynchronous and synchronous lectures and tutorials
Beeley, Christopher A. The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition. New Haven: Yale University Press,2012. Biehl, Michael., & et al. Witnessing Christ: Contextual and Interconfessional Perspectives on Christology. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag. 2020. De La Torre, Miguel A. Reading the Bible from the Margins. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2002. Gerald, O’Collins. Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Jax, Aurica., & Saskia Wendel. Envisioning the Cosmic Body of Christ: Embodiment, Plurality and Incarnation. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2020. Krikorian, Mesrob K. Christology of the Oriental Orthodox Churches: Christology in the Tradition of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Frankfurt: Peter Lang GmbH, 2010. Lentz, Robert. Christ in the Margins: Icons and Biographies. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2003. Samartha, S.J. One Christ - Many Religions: Toward a Revised Christology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 6 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-06 15:06:34 +1000