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The Knowledge of God
SEMESTER 1 2021
Friday Daytime Unit
Can we know God? And if so, then how? Who wrote the Bible? Is it a divine book? Or a human book? How reliable and trustworthy is the Bible? Can we rely on it to tell us the truth about all things, or just some things? Does God foreknow the future? All of it, or just some of it? If everything happens according to God's will, why is there still suffering and evil in the world? What exactly does it mean to be created in God's image?
In this unit we’ll explore these questions and many others that are both challenging and immensely relevant to the Christian life. We will particularly focus on the ways God has chosen to make himself known; God's identity as the creator and sustainer of the universe; our identity as those created in God's image; and our fall into sin.
Lecturer: Rev Dr Ian Maddock and Rev Mark Adams
AQF level: 6/7/8
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Corequisites: 6cps TH/CH/PE + 24cps OT/NT/BB
Times: Fridays 9.00am-9.50am + 9.55am-10.40am
Dates: 12, 19, 26 February; 12, 19, 26 March; 23, 30 April; 7, 21, 28 May; 4 June 2021 (Exam period = 10-21 June)
Location: Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
Credit Points and Costs:
ATH001 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $390 on-campus*/$351 off-campus*
TH001-612 = 12cp (1 unit) – DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2520
TH001-712 = 12cp (1 unit) – Bmin, BTh - $2520
TH001-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2520
*2021 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
Off-campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.