This unit invites integrative study of two theological concepts: hope and mission, and the relationship between them. It will entail biblical and theological study of the grounds and meaning of Christian hope. It will also require reflection upon the implications of that hope in specific aspects of mission, 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: XX9972W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit Discipline: Capstone Other X

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate the meaning of the terms hope and mission when used in Christian theology, drawing upon a number of biblical and theological sources


Critique the relationship between hope and mission


Demonstrate research skills in explaining some aspect of the application of hope and mission in their own context


Critically evaluate applications of hope and mission, integrating insights from several disciplines


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)


One Exegetical Paper or Book Review, 1500 words; 20% due week 8, learning outcomes 1,2 One Essay of 4500 words; including one ten minute oral presentation 80% due week 14, learning outcomes 1-4

6000 100.0

OPTION A (OR OPTION B) One essay of 6000 words, including one ten-minute oral presentation

6000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Oct, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-07-05 11:53:27 +1000