ST 214 - Christology

Module Level

8 (Undergraduate)

Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours; Seminars: 3 hours; Private study: 60 hours

Assessment

Continuous Assessment: 40% (Essay, Tutorials, quizzes) End of Semester Examination: 60%

Module Aims

To introduce students to a systematic study of the mystery of the

Jesus Christ and his mission by exploring Scriptures, the Church Fathers, contemporary Christology and Soteriology.

Texts to be read (include, but are not limited to):

The Gospel of Matthew

Selections from other Gospels

Athanasius, Orations against the Arians, III.

Cyril, Letters to Nestorius, II.

Nicene-Constantinopolitan and Chalcedonian Creeds.

Selections from Anselm, Cur Deus Homo

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate various positions regarding the relationship between the “Historical Jesus” and the “Christ of Faith.”
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the identity of Jesus Christ in the light of Scripture and Tradition.
  • Be competent in explaining Jesus’ nature and mission in light of his life and ministry, death and Resurrection.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major developments of Christological and Trinitarian doctrine through the first four Ecumenical Councils.
  • Explain what soteriology is, and compare and contrast various atonement theories
  • Discuss some contemporary issues in Christology, including Christ’s self-consciousness and the relationship between his human and divine natures.