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Theology

Worldview

$425 AUD

Course Overview

This 6-week course aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the theology of the Christian worldview, and its relevance in today's world.

Code

THEO101S

Fees

A$425.00

Period

Summer

Duration

4 December 202329 January 2024

No. Lectures

6

Workload

6 hours per week

Lecture Times

Mondays 7:30pm – 9pm

Location

Garden City Library - Level R4, Corner Logan and Kessels Road, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122 (access via top-level yellow carpark)

Craig Ireland

Craig Ireland

Course Lecturer

[email protected]

Ema Sanga

Ema Sanga

Course Coordinator

[email protected]

Rebekah Saunders

Rebekah Saunders

Course Administrator

[email protected]

Content Overview

This 6-week course aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the theology of the Christian worldview, and its relevance in today's world. It explores various theological concepts, their historical development, and their application to contemporary issues. Students will engage in critical thinking, analysis, and discussion to develop a deeper understanding of theology's role in shaping our understanding of, and interaction with, the world.

Objectives

Students who are successful in this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of theology, particularly its application and relevance for today's world.
  2. Exercise critical thinking skills for the promotion of the cause of Christ in various contexts such as, the household, local church, and marketplace.
  3. Offer a clear and compelling defence of the Christian faith and worldview in both personal interactions and in the public sphere.

Teaching Format

This 6-week course is delivered fully in-person in a lecture format, with the sixth lecture incorporating an interactive Q&A session. All lectures are held at the Garden City Library meeting rooms. Garden City Library - Level R4, Corner Logan and Kessels Road, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122 (access via top-level yellow carpark)

Workload

Students are expected to commit to a workload of 6-hours per week. This includes scheduled lecture times, individual study, and assessment work. Additional classes/tutorials are not required.

Required Text

In order to achieve the learning outcomes of this course, students must obtain the following text:

  • The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding Concepts that Shaped Our World by R. C. Sproul (2018), Crossway Books

Optional Texts

Students are encouraged to explore the following supplementary texts to enhance their learning:

  • How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture by Francis A Schaeffer
  • Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics by R. C. Sproul
  • The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers by Will Durant
  • Reason and Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages by Thomas Williams

Assessment

100% internal assessment Two Mid-Term Quizzes - Quiz covering subject matter from lectures 1-3. - Quiz covering subject matter from lectures 4-6. Final Essay The final essay will be between 2,000-3,000 words in Turabian (academic referencing style) format. Students will choose a specific theological topic discussed throughout the course and write a comprehensive essay. The essay should demonstrate critical thinking, analysis, and application of theological concepts to contemporary issues and challenges.

Lecture Overviews

Explore the lecture overviews to get an idea of what the course will cover.

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