Jesus Christ at the Margins (DM3720A)

jesus at the margins

Semester: 1, 2022 (21 Feb – 27 May)

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Campus: N/A

Mode: Online

Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Credit: 18

Census: 16 Aug 2022

13 weekly sessions offered in asynchronous and synchronous modes combining live and pre-recorded lectures, group discussions, readings and online forums

This unit seeks to critically examine Jesus Christ’s engagement with the people who were categorized as at the social margins. Through a survey of ‘Jesus Christ and margins’ in the biblical and patristic works, the unit will determine how this has been appropriated by contemporary theologians to articulate a contextual Christology. By tracing this perspective from the Gospels, ante-Nicaean and post-Nicaean teachers, and modern theologians, this unit seeks to understand the missional significance of conceiving Christology through the life of vulnerable communities.

Learning outcomes
  • articulate an understanding of the origin and the development of Christology.
  • explain the Christological challenges throughout the centuries in relation to the engagement with marginalised peoples.
  • evaluate christologies from mission-focussed theological perspectives.
  • engage with methods of Christological thinking
Assessment
Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Written assessment Essay 2,000 40
Written assessment Essay 3,000 60

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