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Course Details for Graduate Certificate in Theology

Distance Learning campus

Semester 2, 2019

122.615/715 Old Testament: Pentateuch

John de Jong

This course engages students in detailed exegesis of the English [or the Hebrew] text of selected parts of the Pentateuch, as well as studies in the theology of the Pentateuch with particular focus on the book of Deuteronomy.

148.615/715 New Testament: 1 Corinthians

Aitee Koh

This course examines the life setting, contents and theological perspectives of 1 Corinthians, together with a consideration of selected themes in Pauline theology. There is also exegesis of selected English texts, or translation and exegesis of selected Greek texts.

202.615/715 Theology: Christ and Revelation

Aitee Koh

This course examines traditional and contemporary theologies of the person and work of Christ, theology of revelation and Scripture.

271.615/715 Gospel and Culture

Aitee Koh

This course introduces students to theological integration by exploring how the Gospel, rooted in the Biblical narrative, informs all areas of life in contemporary culture and society. It asserts that the Gospel is embodied in culture, while at the same time serves to critique and enrich that same culture. Students are introduced to tools and techniques to faithfully “read the signs of the times” in both Aotearoa New Zealand and global contexts, and to evaluate how the Gospel might be expressed authentically and creatively across disciplines and contexts.

406.615/715 Historical and Contemporary Models of Spirituality

David Wells

This course explores a variety of significant traditions within Christian spirituality, including their biblical and historical origins, and considers their contribution to spiritual life in the contemporary world.

464.615 Leadership Dynamics

Rebecca de Jong

This course explores interpersonal dynamics in leadership. Leadership theory meets practice through the experience of ministry, mentoring, specific models of reflective practice, an examination of the student’s own leadership style and integrative tutorials with a specific focus on communication, group dynamics and leadership styles.

561.615 Introduction to Preaching

David Wells

This course helps prepare students to preach biblical sermons that witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ. Preaching is an event where we participate with the triune God in faithfully proclaiming the Gospel so that people may faithfully respond.

612.615/715 Majority World Theology

Aitee Koh

This course offers an introductory look at ‘local’ theologies. It considers how cultures bring differences of emphasis and insight into their reading of Scripture and ways in which evaluation is still required and possible as the Gospel is related to the worldviews of particular contexts.

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.