Details for Public Theology and Political Engagement

The relationship between the church and state is fraught with challenges.  This unit explores the history of church and state.  It describes and analyses strategies used by Christians to engage civic leaders at all levels in order to bring about social change consistent with God’s character and mission in the world.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SOC301
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: DJ Konz

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Public Theology and Political Engagement

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit sets out the theology of political engagement as well as describing strategies used by Christians to engage civic leaders at all levels in order to bring about social change consistent with God’s character and mission in the world.

Outcomes

  1. Evaluate alternate approaches to the public role of theology in the contemporary world
  2. Explain the role political engagement plays in the mission of the church
  3. Critically evaluate a range of strategies used by the church to advocate on behalf of others
  4. Plan and participate in a Christian advocacy project

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Group Project (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided