This unit seeks to critically examine the Christological developments in the Asian context. Primarily, it aims to demonstrate ‘who is Jesus Christ’ for the people in the multi-faceted context of Asia. It will critically analyse the Asian social realities, namely religious, ethnic, cultural, gender, and economic phenomena, to recognise ‘Christ’s social face’ that emerged in this context. Most relevantly, the unit will critically deliberate the indigenous expressions of Christology to understand the methodological nuances of 'theology from below' in contrast to 'theology from above.' It will also evaluate the earliest traits of Christological presence in Asia and its scope of perceiving the idea of Christ ‘from below’ to be able to score the attention for a critical conversation through various contextual theological methodologies. All the above discussions will have a flavour of Christian mission in the Asian context.
demonstrate a critical awareness of the theological challenges in Asia.
discuss the theology of Jesus Christ in the Asian context.
demonstrate a critical capacity for engaging with methods of Christological thinking.
critically evaluate the social significance of Christology for specific contexts of social marginality and vulnerability.
analyse Christology from mission-focused theological perspectives.
demonstrate the capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.
No prerequisites, no prohibited combination of units
asynchronous and synchronous lectures and tutorials
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 3 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-03 16:30:53 +1000