Readings in Selected Theologians

This postgraduate unit, via a detailed study of the key works selected theologians, demonstrates that theology is an evolving and historically embedded discipline. It locates selected theologians in their social, cultural, and ecclesiological contexts, considers their historical significance, their key theological concerns, the theological methodology and philosophical assumptions/stances they adopt, and examines key secondary/tertiary scholarship on their thought.

Study Level




Credit Points



27 credit points in Theology in the T7300 series or above.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. thoroughly understand the historical context and methodological approach of selected theologians
  2. comprehensively identify the primary concerns of selected theologians
  3. analyse/critique/compare, at an advanced level, the writings of at least two theologians
  4. accurately and creatively employ the chief insights of selected theologians in answering contemporary questions in theology
  5. systematically evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of the writings of selected theologians and substantiate their stances
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