This unit requires integrative study of two theological concepts: love and justice, and the relationship between them. It will entail biblical and theological study of the nature of love and justice, in relation to God and to human community. It will also require reflection upon the implications of love and justice in specific aspects of society, as identified by the student. The unit will draw upon the student’s theological studies across a range of disciplines, towards an integrated application in their own context.

The Capstone unit is undertaken within the final two semesters of a Masters Degree.

Unit code: XX9971W

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit discipline: Capstone Other X

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Articulate the meaning of the terms love and justice wen used in Christian theology, drawing upon a number of biblical and theological sources


Critique the relationship between love and justice


Demonstrate research skills in explaining some aspect of the application of love and justice in their own context.


Critically evaluate applications of love and justice, integrating insights from several disciplines.

Indicative Bibliography

The reading set for this unit will be determined by the student in consultation with the supervisor.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Variant 1


VARIANT 1 One Essay of 6000 words; including one ten minute oral presentation

6000 80.0


One Exegetical Paper or Book Review, 2000 words

2000 20.0

Variant 2



One essay of 8000 words, including one ten-minute oral presentation

8000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 9 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000