1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 Admission into GCTHS-Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies
1a Admission into GDPTHS-Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies
1b Admission into MTHS-Master of Theological Studies
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Enrolment not permitted
THEO1304 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic explores the discipline of theology, and theological method, examining the critical function of theology in the Church and world. It explores central teachings of the Christian faith, including revelation, scripture, Trinity, doctrine of Christ, theological anthropology, and ecclesiology.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • explore the fundamentals of the nature and function of theology
  • examine critically a range of theological methods and their implications for wider doctrinal reflection and analysis
  • investigate and evaluate critically central teachings of the Christian faith
  • provide opportunities for students to develop the cognitive skills for students to undertake a considered examination of Christian theology
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • demonstrate cognitive skills in investigating and interpreting complex theological texts, both historical and contemporary
  • analyse critically the nature, sources and content of Christian theology
  • critically evaluate and apply a variety of contemporary approaches to theology
  • interpret and synthesise different Christian doctrines as they apply to orthopraxy in the contemporary Church.