Philosophy of Christianity

Subject 161-031 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty two contact hours per semester: two 1-hour lectures per week for the first 11 weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week beginning the third week of semester
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Prerequisites: At least one first-year single-semester philosophy subject or permission from the Head of School or the subject coordinator.
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Dr Bruce Langtry
Subject Overview:

This subject explores contemporary metaphysics and its bearing on the nature of God. The focus for the coming year will be on the philosophy of Christianity. Issues discussed will include divine attributes such as love, justice, mercy, incarnation and trinity, and features of the divine-human relationship such as atonement, justification and prayer. On completion of this subject students should show an understanding of the issues raised in classes, and have developed skill in philosophical reasoning concerning those issues.

Assessment: A written assignment of 2000 words 50 (due mid-semester), a 2-hour closed-book written examination 47 (due at the end of the semester) and tutorial participation 3.
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to understand both the heart of a philosophical issue and its broader implications;

  • have learnt to form a critical understanding of philosophical texts;

  • have developed their skills to construct rigorous philosophical arguments.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (Ancient and Medieval Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Islamic Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Ancient and Medieval Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Islamic Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Ancient and Medieval Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Islamic Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)

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