Details for Christian Worldview

Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer?  Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense?  This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity.  It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling. The topics addressed range from the doctrine of God, creation and sin, to discussion on the person and work of Christ, and the nature of the coming kingdom of God.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE101
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Grant Buchanan

Prerequisites

Nil

Awards offering Christian Worldview

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

The unit Christian Worldview is part of the subject area “Theology” and introduces students to theological thinking as well as the core Christian doctrines.

Outcomes

  1. Identify the sources used to inform theological thinking and apply consistent method in analysing and contrasting information;
  2. Describe and examine alternate perspectives, and identify complementary and contradictory conclusions and arguments;
  3. Show how Christian doctrine and theological tradition is important for individual spirituality and to church life and mission;
  4. Interpret and summarise a formative understanding of traditional Christian thought on doctrines of God, creation and redemption.

Subject Content

  1. Worldview, Theology, Sources and Method
  2. Creation and the Problem of Pain
  3. Humanity and the Image of God
  4. Sin and Human Alienation
  5. The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
  6. The Triune God
  7. Conversion and Sanctification
  8. Nature and Mission of the Church
  9. Spirit Baptism and Spiritual Gifts
  10. Redemptive Human Relationships
  11. Christian Hope - Eschatology

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 + 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester. This allows for students to complete readings, reflection and assessment and prepare for in-class activities between classes. The hours are the same as for an intensive: 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

  • Proposal and Annotated Bibliography (10%)
  • Forum Postings (20%)
  • Major Essay (40%)
  • Exam (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Grenz, Stanley. Created for Community. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker, 1998.

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks