This unit is an introduction and survey of Christian theology. During the unit, students will be introduced to key areas of Christian theology.
Some description is provided as to how Christians in different times and places have used the scriptures and the resources of their culture to formulate belief and to understand the world.
The variety of Christian belief systems and views on particular subjects is described and illustrated, and students are invited to explore their own belief systems and appreciate how past and present contexts have combined to shape them. Comparison with the beliefs of other groups to orthodox views is expected.
The nexus of belief systems and approaches to life is noted and students are invited to explore how this works in their own lives and the lives of others.
1 Revelation and authority
2 Trinitarian Creator, Creation and the nature of humanity – Theology Proper, Creation and Anthropology
3 Sin and salvation – Hamartiology & Soteriology
4 The person and work of Christ – Christology
5 The person and work of the Holy Spirit – Pneumatology
6 Church – Ecclesiology
7 End times – Eschatology