Course Details for Post-Graduate Diploma in Theology
Semester 2, 2021
R115.830 As We Forgive Others: Interpersonal Forgiveness in the Scripture
Interpersonal forgiveness is one of the most profound ethical teachings bequeathed to us, and yet it has received surprisingly little attention from biblical scholars. This course is an opportunity to explore the biblical teaching on forgiveness in a focused manner. The engine room of the course will be a careful reading of texts from the Old and New Testaments. We will sharpen our work in the text by setting it in the context of other biblical themes (divine forgiveness, justice, imprecation, etc.), and by bringing it into dialogue with insights from other disciplines and with the realities of true-life stories of forgiveness.
R216.830 Third Article Theology
Third Article Theology (TAT) is a new theological movement utilizing a distinctly pneumatological approach to developing Christian doctrine. By examining Christian beliefs and practices through the lens of the Spirit, it aims to equip the church to “act its age” – proclaiming a timely message appropriate for our current context, leading to practical applications for life, mission and ministry. In addition to the lecturers, the course will include sessions from leading TAT scholars from around the world.
R361.830 Research Paper
Dependent on supervisor availability. This course offers a student a supervised research essay on an approved topic in an aspect of Theology and/or related discipline. Students can apply to the Head of Theology for enrolment in this course upon the successful completion of R351.830 Postgraduate Research and Writing.
R404.830 Narrative Approaches to Spiritual Care
Utilising postmodern approaches to pastoral care and counselling, together with a participatory theological understanding of Christian spirituality, this course develops a theoretical framework for understanding the ways in which people story—and can be helped to re-story—identity and spiritual experience. This framework has practical relevance for people offering spiritual care to others (e.g. pastors, chaplains, therapists, mentors), although ministry involvement is not a course prerequisite.
This timetable is correct at the time of publication; however the College reserves the right to cancel courses, or alter lecture times should circumstances arise. Up to date information is available at any time by contacting the College.