The Person and Work of Jesus Christ

This unit provides foundational knowledge of the person and work of Jesus Christ. It begins to explore the relevance of this understanding in the light of contemporary Christian thought and discipleship. It examines methodological issues and/or foundational concepts in Christology and Soteriology especially the Christological and Soteriological themes in the New Testament. It traces the evolution of Christological and Soteriological doctrine and the development of the theological understanding of the person and saving work of Jesus Christ. Contemporary issues in Christology and Soteriology are addressed as well as implications for Ecclesiology and the Christian Life.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the New Testament foundations of the understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ.
  2. Develop an awareness of the evolution of Church teaching on Christology and Soteriology
  3. Analyse selected source documents and theological literature relevant to the study of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ
  4. Appraise theological attempts to relate the Christology and Soteriology to issues in contemporary culture and religion
  5. Apply their knowledge of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ to their understanding of the Christian life as it is lived in different socio-cultural contexts.
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