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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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2021 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,154.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,801.79|
- One 300-level CHTH or CHTX paper
- CHTH 322
Professor David Tombs: email@example.com
- More information link
View more information on the Theology Programme’s website
- Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor David Tombs
- Paper Structure
- Two Document-Based-Question Essays (20% each)
- Research Essay (60%)
- Teaching Arrangements
- On campus: Weekly 2-hour lectures
Distance: Videoconferences and a teaching day
A course book has been prepared for this paper.
- Course outline
- View the course outline for CHTH 422
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- 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