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Christology (THE625)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Description In this unit we will investigate the Christian understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ. In particular, we will explore the critical questions modern secular thinking poses for Christian understandings of Jesus Christ and possible theological responses. This will take place in critical interaction with the classical themes and questions of Christology and salvation as well as contemporary approaches.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. To describe the development of Christology in the context of the general history of doctrine and political history.
2. To explain key events and texts of the development of Christology.
3. To assess critically contemporary approaches to Christology.
4. To outline an own critical understanding of the Doctrines of the Person and Work of Christ.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences The learning experiences in this unit include lectures and discussion.
Other Learning Experiences For internal and external students, an online discussion forum is part of the unit, which will facilitate interaction between students with input from the tutor.
Assessment The assessment consists of two critical essays and a two hour exam.
Prerequisites THE505 Thinking Theology and THE510 Emerging Christian Theology - The Creeds (100-500CE)
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed THE258 Christology cannot enrol in this unit.
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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