THCT212 - Christ, Creation and Salvation
Prerequisites THBS100 Introduction to the Bible, THCT100 What Christians Believe
Incompatibles THCT200 Jesus Christ Today
Teaching Organisation The unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
This unit examines the person and work of Jesus Christ in the light of Christian faith. It investigates the historical Jesus, his mission for the reign of God, and biblical interpretations of his life, death and resurrection. Patristic and historical developments are studied focusing on the Christological debates and the role of Christ in creation, salvation and the eschaton. Attention is also given to theological reflection on the human condition under the rubrics of grace/nature, sin/salvation, death/resurrection and hope/fulfilment. Finally, the mystery of Jesus Christ and the human person are explored in relation to transcendental and political theologies as well as ecological, global and interreligious concerns.