Christian Doctrines in Context

The unit Christian Doctrines in Context (CALD) introduces students to the core beliefs of the Christian tradition, enabling them to explore their faith as expressed in their local culture within the context and shape of that tradition. It provides a foundation for all future theology course units and forms part of a Major in the sub-discipline of Systematic Theology within the Discipline of Theological Studies.

This unit is available only to candidates enrolled in the BTh and BMin (CALD Stream).

Study Level




Sub Discipline

Systematic Theology

Credit Points





T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify the major doctrines within a particular Christian tradition
  2. Explore the historical, theological and biblical backgrounds that gave rise to doctrines within a particular Christian tradition
  3. Discuss the writing of relevant theological thinkers and texts
  4. Use appropriate methods of theological reflection to examine key doctrines in detail
  5. Apply insights from their study to Christian life and ministry within their particular context.
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