Walk through the Apostles’ Creed and explore some of the foundations of the Christian faith.
This short course provides an introduction to the practice of theology—what it is and why it matters. Using the Apostles’ Creed as a framework, it surveys some of the foundational commitments of the Christian faith and what it means for the life of believers today. Students will get a sense of how different doctrines are connected, and why engaging intellectually with the scriptures and the Christian tradition is important for making sense of faith in our contemporary world.
LECTURER: DR VICTORIA LORRIMAR
Victoria is lecturer in Systematic Theology at Trinity College Queensland. She believes that the church needs members with a well-informed, generous and resilient faith, and her passion is to help students wrestle with scripture, doctrine, and historical and contemporary interpretations as they come to their own understanding.
ASSESSMENT (LAY PREACHERS ONLY)
In addition to the set reading for each class (about 100 pages in total), the assessment for this subject is a 1500 word book review or essay. The Lay Preacher candidate may review 100 pages from a set text, or write an essay on one of three set topics. For further information, please contact the course lecturer.