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CHTH312 Spirit, Church and Sacraments (Advanced)

The central historical and contemporary debates concerning the person and role of the Holy Spirit; the nature and function of the church; baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Christian theology has several wonderful, complex and crucial themes. The Holy Spirit, the church and the sacraments are three of them. Students will examine how Scripture and some leading theologians past and present engage these matters. The paper encourages a robust understanding of God's redemptive presence and activity by the development of deep reading and critical research skills.

Paper title Spirit, Church and Sacraments (Advanced)
Paper code CHTH312
Subject Christian Thought and History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Second Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 200-level CHTH or CHTX paper
Restriction
CHTH 212, CHTX 212, CHTX 312
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Learning Outcomes
When you have successfully completed the paper at the 300 level, you will
  • Have acquired a depth of understanding concerning the identity and mission of the church and the person and work of the Spirit
  • Have understood the key theological features of the sacraments of baptism and Eucharist (Lord's Supper) and a nuanced appreciation of why Protestants differ among themselves and also in relationship to Catholics
  • Become adept at the art of reading classical theological texts and skilled at expressing theological concepts both orally and in writing
  • Significantly sharpened your ability to relate theological claims to life and pastoral practice
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Contact
Associate Professor Christopher Holmes: christopher.holmes@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Christopher Holmes
Paper Structure
The paper is structured in three modules that guide students through these key theological themes in progressively deeper ways. Students acquire competence in reading primary texts and assessing their authors' claims.

Assessment: Two written assignments (20% and 30%) and a three-hour exam (50%).
Teaching Arrangements
Campus: Two lectures per week (50 minutes each)

Distance: Four videoconferences (one 1-hour and three 2-hour) and one teaching day
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required. A course book has been developed for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Research, in-depth knowledge.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Course outline

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 28, 31-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 15:00-20:50 29

The central historical and contemporary debates concerning the person and role of the Holy Spirit; the nature and function of the church; baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Christian theology has several wonderful, complex and crucial themes. The Holy Spirit, the church and the sacraments are three of them. Students will examine how Scripture and some leading theologians past and present engage these matters. The paper encourages a robust understanding of God's redemptive presence and activity by the development of deep reading and critical research skills.

Paper title Spirit, Church and Sacraments (Advanced)
Paper code CHTH312
Subject Christian Thought and History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 200-level CHTH or CHTX paper
Restriction
CHTH 212, CHTX 212, CHTX 312
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Contact
Reverend Associate Professor Christopher Holmes: christopher.holmes@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Reverend Associate Professor Christopher Holmes
Paper Structure
The paper is structured in three modules that guide students through these key theological themes in progressively deeper ways. Students acquire competence in reading primary texts and assessing their authors' claims.

Assessment: Two written assignments (20% and 30%) and a three-hour exam (50%).
Teaching Arrangements
Campus: Two lectures per week (50 minutes each)

Distance: Four videoconferences (one 1-hour and three 2-hour) and one teaching day
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required. A course book has been developed for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Research, in-depth knowledge.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
When you have successfully completed the paper at the 300 level, you will
  • Have acquired a depth of understanding concerning the identity and mission of the church and the person and work of the Spirit
  • Have understood the key theological features of the sacraments of baptism and Eucharist (Lord's Supper) and a nuanced appreciation of why Protestants differ among themselves and also in relationship to Catholics
  • Become adept at the art of reading classical theological texts and skilled at expressing theological concepts both orally and in writing
  • Significantly sharpened your ability to relate theological claims to life and pastoral practice
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard