Units (Subjects)

These are the individual units of study currently available. Please go to Courses for information on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Note that from 2020 there will be some changes to our courses. We encourage you to contact our registrars on +61 2 9747 4780 or email to have a conversation about what units might best suit your needs.

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Intensive Units

Exilic Prophecy (OT423i/623i)

Australian College of Theology Unit

2019 July Intensive Unit

Our study of exilic prophecy will focus on the often-neglected book of Ezekiel. While this book offers a number of challenges for modern readers with its bizarre sign acts, oracles of judgment, and fantastic visions – these features communicate a unique and important message that should contribute to our picture of God and his relationship with his world. In particular, the book of Ezekiel portrays the holiness of God and the betrayal of his people in confronting and shocking language...

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Foundational Christian Beliefs (TH305i/505i)

Australian College of Theology Unit Foundational Unit

2019 October Intensive Unit 2

"Everyone is a theologian...they just don't know it!" If that's so, then the real question is whether you're doing good or bad theology. Theology absolutely matters. That's because what lies at the heart of life, love and the universe is the reality of the Triune God and his plan to create, redeem and perfect the world he has made for his glory...

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Knowledge of God

Australian College of Theology Unit Prerequisites: 2 x OT/NT foundational units + 1 x CH unit

TH001-612i/TH001-712i/TH001-812i
Lecture Week: Monday 13 - Saturday 18 January 2020

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?...

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Introduction to Christian Ethics

Australian College of Theology Unit

PE001-512i/PE001-712i
Lecture Week: Monday 13 - Friday 17 January 2020

What does it mean to live a life worthy of the gospel? How can we discern what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ – and how should we seek to apply that understanding in our post-Christian world? The aim of this unit is to apply the Bible to develop a coherent theological framework for how we should think and act, live and love, do and desire as disciples of Christ...

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Christianity in History to 1550

Australian College of Theology Unit Foundational Unit

CH001-512i/CH001-712i
Lecture Week: Monday 20 - Friday 24 April 2020

Who we are is very much a product of our personal history and experiences. The same can be said of families, people groups, even whole countries. As Christians, we have a shared collective history of thought and experiences that make up who the church is today. Church History not only helps us to understand ourselves, but it also reminds us how God has sovereignly worked throughout the centuries...

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Wisdom Literature (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit Prerequisite: Old Testament Prophets and Writings

OT016-612i/OT016-712i/OT016-812i
Lecture Week: Monday 20 - Friday 24 April 2020

There's something intriguing and appealing about books like Job, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs. But then they disorient us. The book of Job is sad, Ecclesiastes is sceptical and Proverbs is self-interested. And they don't seem to be about the gospel...

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The Bible in Context - Israel and Greece

Australian College of Theology Unit

2020 Study Tour Unit
This unit includes the SMBC 2020 Study Tour of Israel and Greece on 29 June - 18 July, 2020.

Join us as we visit some of the key archaeological sites relating to important events recorded in the Bible. Come to Caesarea on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea where Gentiles heard the good news from Peter, travel to Galilee to the Mount of Beatitudes and sail from Tiberius to Capernaum, enter Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and explore the Garden of Gethsemane. Fly to Phillipi where the gospel first came to Europe and then enjoy the sights of Thessaloniki, Athens, and Corinth...

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Synoptic Gospels (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit Prerequisite: Jesus and the Gospels

NT008-612i/NT008-712i/NT008-812i
Lecture Week: Monday 13 - Saturday 17 July 2020

Luke was a doctor, a theologian, a careful historian and a follower of Jesus – the evangelist who recorded Jesus’ momentous words to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to this house.” This unit studies the Gospel of Luke in its context as one of the three Synoptic Gospels, considering the question of what kind of writing the Gospels actually are...

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Christianity in History from 1550

Australian College of Theology Unit Foundational Unit

CH002-512i/CH002-712i
Lecture Week: Monday 28 September - Saturday 3 October 2020

We can only properly make sense of our present if we understand our past. Our numerous Protestant denominations only make sense if we understand the Reformation of the 16th century. Whether we identify ourselves as modern or post modern, we are indebted to the Enlightenment of the 18th century. Our ability to understand the American Presidential race depends in part on how we well we have grasped the rise of fundamentalism in the 19th century...

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