- Teacher: Carolyn Bestre
Christian Worldview (THE101)
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.
The unit Christian Worldview is part of the subject area “Theology” and introduces students to theological thinking as well as the core Christian doctrines.
- Identify the sources used to inform theological thinking and apply the consistent method in analyzing and contrasting information;
- Describe and examine alternate perspectives, and identify complementary and contradictory conclusions and arguments;
- Show how Christian doctrine and theological tradition is important for individual spirituality and to church life and mission;
- Interpret and summarise a formative understanding of traditional Christian thought on doctrines of God, creation, and redemption.
- Revelation and Scripture
- Humanity and Sin
- Jesus: Person
- Jesus: His Work and Our Response
- Mission, Justice, and Equity