Details for Theologians: Method and Meaning

This unit introduces you to the work of some seminal theologians from Christian tradition and the 20th/21st century. It invites you to
think about how method in theology influences a particular author’s project and conclusions.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE601
  • Credit points: 20
  • Subject coordinator: Grant Buchanan


The following subject is a co-requisite:

RES601 - Research Methods

Awards offering Theologians: Method and Meaning

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

Unit Content


  1. Explain the contribution of selected theologians central to Christian tradition (pre-20th century) to contemporary thought and practice;
  2. Compare, contrast and evaluate the theological insights of selected authors;
  3. Summarise the theological method of key 20/21st century theologians and explain the way this frames their theology;
  4. Present research conclusions to peers and engage in constructive and critical dialogue.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (Two weeks: 7 hours per day for 10 days = 70 class hours + approx 170 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 University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Critical Reflections on Readings (50%)
  • Major Research Essay and Presentation (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Veeneman, M. M. (2017). Introducing Theological Method: A Survey of Contemporary Theologians and Approaches. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic

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