T8501
Introducing Theology

This postgraduate unit  introduces the nature and tasks of theology and to theological method. It provides a foundation for all future theology course units and covers the nature and purpose of theology, an overview of the history of theology, theological method, the presuppositions for doing theology, the context for theology and the vocation of the theologian.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a developed understanding of the nature and purpose of theology
  2. identify and explain the doctrinal presuppositions that are the foundation for theology
  3. critically analyse the writing of several theological thinkers and key theological texts, ancient and modern
  4. determine an appropriate methodology for particular theological tasks
  5. apply the skills of theological reflection to life in the community of faith
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