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Course Details for Graduate Certificate in Theology

Distance Learning campus

Summer 2019/2020

146.615/715 New Testament: Israel in the Time of Jesus

This course introduces students to the historical, geographical, political, economic, religious, and social world of first century Palestine with a view to how this informs our understanding of Jesus’ life and message. Students will begin to work with primary sources used in historical Jesus study.

271.615/715 Gospel and Culture

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.

403.615/715 Spirituality for Ministry

This course builds on the topics and spiritual disciplines introduced in 401 Formation. The focus is on developing approaches to life and ministry which will help to maintain balance, sustainability and growth in ourselves and others. The term “ministry” here has the broad sense of using our gifts and our time for God’s service, whatever our context.

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.