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Apologetics (THE614)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Description This unit introduces you to a basic understanding of the nature of Apologetics. It will allow you to assess its relevance for contemporary theology and life. It will give you an appreciation of the biblical, experiential and historical dimensions of Christian faith and the theological character of Apologetics.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:

1. describe the nature and qualities of apologetic writing.
2. read apologetic texts with understanding and insight.
3. assess the relevance of apologetics for contemporary theology and life.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Analysis of texts and secondary reading. Interactive discussion.
Prerequisites THE505 Thinking Theology; THE510 Emerging Christian Theology - The Creeds (100-500CE); THE507 Introduction to the New Testament; THE506 Introduction to the Old Testament.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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