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Introduction to Theology

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Course Summary

This course unit introduces students into the nature and tasks of theology and to theological methodology. It provides a foundation for all future theology course units.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the nature and purpose of theology

  2. Identify and explain the doctrinal presuppositions that are the foundation of theology

  3. Analyse the writing of several theological thinkers and texts, both ancient and modern

  4. Apply appropriate methodology for different types of theological enquiry

   5. Apply the skills of theological reflection to Christian life and ministry

Course Content

  1. The nature and purpose of theology

  2. Overview of history of theology

  3. Theological method

  4. Presuppositions for doing theology

  5. Context for theology

  6. The vocation of the theologian

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