THCT100 - What Christians Believe

10 cp
Prerequisites
Nil
Teaching Organisation
The unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.

This unit explores the nature and meaning of Christian faith in Jesus Christ as articulated in the Christian creeds and celebrated through the centuries. It introduces students to the contextual and critical examination of beliefs central to the Christian tradition: the significance of Christ's life, death, and resurrection, the implications of faith in Christ for belief in God, and understandings of creation, human personhood, sin, salvation, the church, and the eschaton. Students will begin to consider these beliefs from varying theological perspectives, and in light of historical and cultural questions.