Details for Theology and Economics


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE550
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Paul Oslington


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Theology and Economics

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

Unit Content


  1. Analyse the history of the relationship between Christian theology and economics.
  2. Identify the issues involved in interdisciplinary scholarship.
  3. Apply economic and theological analysis to a range of important contemporary issues, demonstrating an understanding of relationship between these two types of analysis.
  4. Describe the place of economics in contemporary culture.
  5. Compare and contrast various models on economic theory.

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

  • Quiz (10%)
  • Major Essay (40%)
  • Exam (50%)

Prescribed Text


  • Backhouse Roger. (2003) Penguin History of Economics Penguin Books.; or
  • Robert L. (1999). The Worldly Philosophers New York, Simon and Schuster. (originally published 1953)
  • An advanced technical treatment is Blaug (1996) Economic Theory in Retrospect 5th edition Cambridge: CUP.

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks