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The Person and Work of Christ

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Course Summary

This course unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of the person and saving work of Jesus Christ.  It seeks to explore this understanding in the light of contemporary Christian thought and life. It is an advanced unit and forms part of a Major in the sub-discipline of Systematic Theology within the Discipline of Theology.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify the key biblical material that provides the foundation for a theological understanding of the person and saving work of Christ

  2. Articulate a theological account of the development of Christological and soteriological doctrines

  3. Analyse the writing of relevant theological thinkers and their texts

  4. Use appropriate methods of theological reflection to examine key doctrines in Christology and Soteriology

  5. Apply Christological and Soteriological insights to Christian life and ministry within their   

      particular context

Course Content

  1. Methodological issues and/or foundational concepts in Christology and Soteriology

  2. Christological and Soteriological themes in the New Testament

  3. The evolution of Christological and Soteriological doctrine

  4. The development of the theological understanding of the person and saving work of Jesus Christ

  5. Contemporary issues in Christology and Soteriology

  6. Implications for Ecclesiology and the Christian Life

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