Examination of the relationship between Christian discipleship and democratic citizenship, with particular attention to the biblical and theological principles that support robust civic engagement by Christians.
|Paper title||Citizenship, Democracy and Discipleship (Advanced)|
|Subject||Christian Thought and History|
|Points||20 points 20 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,120.06|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,439.89|
- One 300-level CHTH or CHTX paper
- CHTH 322
- Paper Structure
Two Document-Based-Question Essays (20% each)
Research Essay (60%)
Professor David Tombs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor David Tombs
- Teaching Arrangements
- On campus: Weekly 2-hour lectures
Distance: Videoconferences and a teaching day
- To be advised
A course book has been prepared for this paper.
- Course outline
- View the course outline for CHTH 422
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective.
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of our paper, you will:
Be able to recognise, explain, and evaluate various conceptions of ‘public theology’, ‘social justice’, ‘citizenship', ‘discipleship’, and ‘democracy’
Be able to identify and evaluate a range of biblical and theological arguments motivating Christian engagement in public life, civil society, and social movements
Be aware of important Church-based social movements for political liberation and social inclusion
Be able to compare and contrast the differing social, historical, political, and theological dimensions of these movements and be able to assess their strengths and weaknesses
Be familiar with a range of contemporary social issues and be able to analyse various viewpoints on them
Be able to explain and defend your own viewpoint on specific social issues, as well as Christian engagement with social justice more generally