Introduction to Theology

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

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and purpose of theology
  2. Identify and explain the doctrinal presuppositions that are the foundation for theology
  3. Analyse the writing of several theological thinkers and key theological texts, ancient and modern
  4. Make use of an appropriate methodology for particular theological tasks

Apply the skills of theological reflection to life in the community of faith

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