Community-in-Mission: A Contemporary Theology of the Church
Available in 2012
|Online - Broken Bay Institute||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010
This course unit will describe the various contemporary theological models of the Church which is semper reformanda. It will discuss their theological foundations and examine the practical consequences for the mission of the Church.
Upon completion of this course students will be expected to:
1. Explain the history and context of recent theologies of the Church;
2. Examine the legacy of the contemporary approaches with regard to the teaching of the II Vatican Council;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges for the Life of the Church.
Themes will include: Teaching of Jesus Christ in the Bible; philosophical sources and social-cultural realities in which the recent ecclesial approaches originate; Vatican II; Social teaching of the Church; Church and Politics; Church and Liberation; Church and the option for the oppressed; Joseph Ratzingers reaction; Local Church and Universal Church.
Is is advantageous to have completed THEO1021 "The Church: Foundations and Experience" as part of the Bachelor of Theology.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term