T7228
The Church

The unit The Church introduces students to a critical analysis of the Church in its historical realization and examines its past and present reality through the horizon of the kingdom of God. It is an advanced unit and may form part of a Major in the sub-discipline of Systematic Theology within the Discipline of Theology.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Theology

Sub Discipline

Systematic Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

T7101 Introduction to Theology

Exclusions

T8128 Ecclesiology

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the Church’s theological self-understanding at different moments in history
  2. Present a coherent biblical and theological understanding of the nature and mission of the Church
  3. Analyse recent writing in ecclesiology
  4. Develop a coherent response to challenges confronting the church in their context
  5. Apply fundamental principles of ecclesiology to contemporary pastoral situations.
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