Theology: Searching the Spiritual


This course examines Theology among the disciplines of knowledge by studying the history, sources, truth claims and experiential dimensions of the spiritual searchings of major religious traditions, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western. It will begin with an exploration of theology's ancient origins and move to a brief overview of Hindu, Confucian and Shinto theologies. It will then move to a focus on Christianity and its place within the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with particular attention being given to the theologies of various Christian denominations; Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant. It will investigate the anthropological and faith structures of theological truth claims and their various creedal expressions. It will explore and appraise the nature and function of Theology through studying the work of major theologians across various religious traditions and throughout history.



  • Semester 1 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of the distinctive role played by Theology among the disciplines of knowledge;

2. Describe the nature and function of Theology through reference to the theologies of major religious traditions;

3. Employ theological concepts and discourse in analysing events in the world and in dialoguing with those who hold to a variety of beliefs and standpoints, both religious and non-religious;

4. Apply theological knowledge and understanding to Western Christian historical development.


This course provides an introductory overview of themes and methods in the study of theology in major religious traditions.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO1040. Students who have successfully completed THEO1040 are not eligible to enrol in RELT1010.

Assessment Items

Essay: Written Essay Review

Essay: Major Essay

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion & Participation

Online Learning Activity: Online Teamwork Assignment

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term