THE111: Introduction to Catholic Theology


THE111: Introduction to Catholic Theology

Key details

Accredited towardsBachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts
Diploma of Liberal Arts
Unit typeCore unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours3 hours per week
Offered inSemester 1
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This unit introduces students to the sources, principles, and methods of the Catholic study of theology. The unit covers the sources of theology in Conciliar and other Magisterial statements, the Fathers, the Liturgy, the great Theologians, and Tradition. These sources are explored through a study of the final self-revelation of the one God in the person of Jesus Christ, and through the study of the Church which he established to carry on his mission in the world.


Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the theology of the Trinity, the Incarnation, and the Church.
  2. Use the sources of Catholic theology in an appropriate manner and understand their use in the texts they read.
  3. Explain, discuss, and evaluate theological writings on the above.
  4. Demonstrate clear written expression, concise logical essay structure, and the appropriate use of referencing and bibliography in compliance with academic conventions;
  5. Summarise and comment on texts in a logical, coherent, and persuasive manner;
  6. Read texts for their content, their presumptions, their methods, and then use them to make well-founded contributions to theological discussion.



Interested in other Theology units?

THE111: Introduction to Catholic Theology
THE102: The Development of Revelation
THE201: Sacramental Theology
THE202: Fundamental Moral Theology
THE301: Theology of the Post-Conciliar Era
THE302: Bioethics and the Catholic Tradition
THE303: Moral and Sexual Integrity
THE304: Public Morality and Catholic Social Ethics



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