This unit invites students to engage in an interdisciplinary, integrative and peer engaged process as a culmination of the Masters award they are studying. It introduces students to practical theological methodology to facilitate their interdisciplinary engagement, in order to “do theology” with reference to their own context. It focuses on the application of theological knowledge for engagement in professional practice and learning

Unit code: XT9010S

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit discipline: Capstone Other T

Proposing College: Stirling College

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Learning outcomes


Integrate knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in theology and its related disciplines


Show competence of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to theology and its related disciplines


Demonstrate advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of implications and applications to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning


Articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in theology and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Unit sequence

The Capstone will be a requirement for completion of the masters awards offered at Stirling College. This capstone unit is a requirement for the Master of Theology (Coursework), Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies awards.


The unit engages with a practical theological methodology pedagogy of “Attend, Assert, Act”. It uses various tools such as peer review and engagement, supervision, presentation assessment.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Grenz, S., and R. E Olson. Who needs theology: invitation to the study of God. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1996.
  • Stone, H. W., and J. O. Duke, J.O. How to think theologically. Nashville, TN: Fortress, 2013.
  • Volf M., and Croasman, M. For the life of the World: theology that makes a difference. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2018.
  • Whitehead J, D, and E. E. Whitehead. Method in Ministry: Theological Reflection and Christian Ministry. Revised edition. Chicago, IL: Sheed and Ward, 1995.

Further chapters and texts as relevant to the discipline and topic will be agreed upon.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar 2000 words

2000 25.0

Essay 3500 words

3500 50.0
Peer Evaluation

Peer assessment 500 words

500 10.0
Book Review

Literature review 1000 words

1000 15.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Oct, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2021-02-02 11:05:33 +1100