Subject details

On successful completion of this subject 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.
    • Jesus in the context of his own time and society; his mission and the Reign of God
    • The centrality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to Christian faith
    • An introduction to the Christologies of the New Testament
    • The major Christological debates and early Church councils and creeds
    • Jesus Christ as Saviour
    • Some contemporary approaches to the person and work of Jesus Christ, eg, transcendental theology, liberation theology, cosmic Christology
    • Some contemporary issues in Christology, eg, the human self-awareness and knowledge of Jesus, the sinlessness of Jesus.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Online assignment submission
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Online Quizzes/Tests

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Web based conferences (Adobe Connect).

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.

A range of assessment procedures will be used to meet the unit learning outcomes and develop graduate attributes consistent with University assessment requirements. Such procedures may include, but are not limited to: essays, reports, examinations, student presentations, case studies and online interactive student performance tasks.

  • (100%)

Textbook information is pending.

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