Course Details for Post-Graduate Diploma in Theology
Semester 1, 2020
R351.830 Postgraduate Research and Writing
This course focuses on methodology and practical aspects of advanced postgraduate research. Students will reflect on the theological, ethical and missiological implications of research whilst developing advanced skills and methods which will support a research project. A range of scholars will relate their own research experience and projects and students will engage with a number of contemporary approaches to critical research and writing. Students will develop and hone the skills of theological research and writing by designing and implementing a research project in the field of their interest.
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.
R504.830 Living out the Call: rising to the challenge of being a vocational leader in God's church today
The course is based on five underlying convictions: 1) God calls men and women to serve as leaders (also known as ‘ministers’ ‘pastors’, ‘priests’). 2) God has gifted all his people to serve him. 3) Within the context of shared ministry, God calls leaders to fulfil a number of specialised roles in his church. 4) Because God expects leaders to give their best in his service, they need to be passionate professionals, empowering team players and effective managers. 5) God wants leaders to live out their call. The course will look at a variety of ways in which leaders can fulfil their calling.
R505.830 Studies in Public and Contextual Theology
This course critically examines the origin, nature and methods of both public theology and contextual theology and their relationship to the wider Christian theological tradition and their application to public issues and contextual matters facing individuals and communities today.
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.