Foundations of Social Justice

The unit Foundations of Social Justice develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of social justice issues from a Christian perspective. It provides opportunities for personal development and critical insight into appropriate approaches to addressing issues of societal injustice. It is intended that this unit will expand the student’s capacity to reflect theologically on their response to related issues.


Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points



18 credit points in Pastoral Theology



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain the nature and content of a Christian understanding of social justice
  2. outline the biblical, historical and philosophical perspectives of a Christian response to social justice issues
  3. engage with literature on the theme of social justice
  4. evaluate a contemporary Christian response to a social justice issue
  5. apply perspectives from the unit to a contemporary social issue of relevance to the student.
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