Jesus the Christ - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment (100%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,980.00
International 2,230.00

In this unit students will consider the significance of Jesus Christ in today’s cultural context. The unit begins with the New Testament witness to Jesus, his work and mission, and then investigates the emergence of Christological confessions and creeds in the early Church. Some contemporary theological readings of these insights are then examined.

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

  1. give a critical account of the Church’s understanding of Jesus Christ
  2. explain historical and cultural developments in the formation of the Church’s doctrine and teaching on Jesus Christ
  3. work collaboratively to assess some contemporary issues and approaches in Christology
  4. access primary and secondary theological sources through online databases and other electronic resources.
  • Assessment (100%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Web based conferences (Adobe Connect).

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Jesus in the context of his own time and society; his mission and the Reign of God
2The centrality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to Christian faith
3An introduction to the Christologies of the New Testament
4The major Christological debates and early Church councils and creeds
5Jesus Christ as Saviour
6Some contemporary approaches to the person and work of Jesus Christ, eg, transcendental theology, liberation theology, cosmic Christology
7Some contemporary issues in Christology, eg, the human self-awareness and knowledge of Jesus, the sinlessness of Jesus.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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