Units (Subjects)

Foundational Christian Beliefs

AQF: 5/8, hybrid

Tuesday Daytime Unit


For many people the idea of "theology" conjures up images of dry and deathly boring concepts that are completely detached from real life. Sadly, sometimes that reputation is well-deserved. But theology should not be like that. The puritan theologian William Ames described theology as "the knowledge of how to live in the presence of God." Another theologian, Petrus van Mastricht, that it is "the doctrine of living for God through Christ." Fundamentally, theology is about knowing God so that we can love him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

But just as in a human relationship loving someone means knowing who they really are not just who we think they are or should be, so in order to love God fully we need to know who he really is not just who we think he is. In this unit, we'll be seeking to do exactly that. We'll cover the key Christian beliefs about God, Scripture, creation, humankind, sin, salvation, church and God's ultimate rule, so that we can think rightly about ourselves, the world and God; and so that thinking rightly, we can love and live rightly.

Lecturers: Rev Dr Ian Maddock and Dr Karl Deenick
AQF level: 5/8
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Tuesdays 2.20pm–3.10pm + 3.15pm–4.05pm + 4.10pm–5.00pm
Dates: 6, 13, 20 February; 5, 12 March; 2, 9, 30 April; 7, 14, 28 May; 4 June 2024 (Exam period = 17-24 June)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Credit Points:
ATH005 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
TH005-512 = 12 credit points (1 unit) – UCMin, UCTh, DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh
TH005-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) – GDDiv, MMin, MDiv, MTS
Tuition Fees:
Audit = $445
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,784 (Overseas student = $3,207)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,976 (Overseas student = $3,426)
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