What is theology? How do we do it, and why? Exploring Christian thinking on Jesus Christ, God, the Trinity, salvation, creation, and the last things.
Who is God, and what is God up to? What is the Bible all about anyway? Many smart people have thought about these things. Come and check out their responses. In an age that values easy answers to hard questions, this paper will help students to pursue the truth. It will also enable students to gain new perspectives on the content of Christian faith and to develop their thinking, writing and reflective skills.
|Paper title||Doing Theology|
|Subject||Christian Thought and History|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Second Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- CHTX 111
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- 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.
- Revd Associate Professor Christopher Holmes: firstname.lastname@example.org
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Theology and Religion's websites: www.otago.ac.nz/theology or www.otago.ac.nz/religion
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Revd Associate Professor Christopher Holmes
- Paper Structure
- This paper is divided into six modules:
- What is theology?
- Jesus Christ
- The Trinity
- Last things
- Teaching Arrangements
- Campus: One 2-hour lecture per week
Distance: Six 2-hour videoconferences spaced throughout the semester.
- A course book has been developed for this paper. No textbook is required.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- This paper has two broad learning outcomes. Students who successfully complete it
- Able to articulate the main themes of Christian theology in a way
that is responsible and coherent. In particular, this means
- Understanding the principal teachings of Christian faith
- Appreciating some of the contributions of a few leading thinkers in the Christian theological tradition
- Recognising the principal areas of debate in the study of Christian theology and the interpretation of the Bible
- Empowered to read Christian theology for yourself and
prepared for more advanced engagement with its subject matter. In particular, this
- Being introduced to some of the available modes of theological reflection and to some of its most able practitioners, past and present
- Acquiring a robust appreciation for solid theological writing and teaching.
- Able to articulate the main themes of Christian theology in a way that is responsible and coherent. In particular, this means