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CHTH237 Special Topic: Moana Pasifika Theology

An investigation of Moana Pasifika theological knowledge and understanding.

This paper will explore Christian Theology from the perspective of Moana Pasifika peoples. It will examine the origins and development of Christian faith in the Pacific, engage theological voices from the Pacific, and explore the reading of the Bible through a Pacific lens.

Paper title Special Topic: Moana Pasifika Theology
Paper code CHTH237
Subject Christian Thought and History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (14 November 2022 - 17 December 2022) (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
CHTH 337
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility

Students taking the paper will be expected to have completed at least one paper at tertiary level.

Contact

theology@otago.ac.nz

Paper Structure

The paper consists of four modules:

  • An Introduction to Moana Pasifika History and Culture prior to European contact.
  • The Framework of Moana Pasifika Theological Thinking: Atua, Moana, Fanua, and Tagata.
  • Engaging Scriptures with the Moana Pasifika.
  • Faith and Theology in the Church Malaga (‘Journey’).
Teaching Arrangements

The paper will be taught as a one week intensive in Auckland from November 13th-17th.

Textbooks

Essential readings will be available on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global Perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Life-long Learning, Information Literacy and Research, Environmental Literacy, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural Understanding

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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with Moana Pasifika history and culture prior to European contact.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the distinct insight and interpretation of Christian Scripture generated by Moana Pasifika knowledge and ways of understanding.
  • Identify and analyse the connection between Atua, Moana, Fanua, and Tagata in Moana Pasifika theological understanding.
  • Appreciate the nature and significance of the Talanoa methodology in Moana Pasifika theology.
  • Understand the key role played by the Christian church in the life of Moana Pasifika communities.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (14 November 2022 - 17 December 2022)

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

An investigation of Moana Pasifika theological knowledge and understanding.

Paper title Special Topic: Moana Pasifika Theology
Paper code CHTH237
Subject Christian Thought and History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2023 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
CHTH 337
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Contact

To be advised when next offered

Teaching staff

To be advised when next offered

Textbooks

To be advised when next offered

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

To be advised when next offered

Learning Outcomes

To be advised when next offered

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Timetable

Not offered in 2023

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