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Friday, 21 Jan 2022
Taught by John Martis, this unit is a fantastic basis for anyone wanting to understand more about theology or philosophy, and how they interact with each other. Discover the philosophers who influenced some of our most famous theologians and the rich history of the philosophical system.   Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, and more; Famous philosophers who laid the groundwork for equally famous theologians, and impacted their thinking and teaching. Discover the impact of Platonism on the New Testament and how it plays into the world that Jesus was living in. This unit explores the philosophical underpinnings of some key theological…
Thursday, 20 Jan 2022
Discover the rich history of material culture within Protestant Christianity and explore ways in which objects both reflect and shape cultures. We live in a culturally diverse society, filled with visual images, texts, and objects that are powerful communicators of what we believe and our societal values. Historically, Christians have used a range of ways to express their spiritual lives, giving us a rich diversity of visual arts, literacy, and artifacts that can help us understand the relationship between these elements and the lives and beliefs of the people who created them. This unit examines the place of visual culture,…
Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022
What kind of mixed messages do we give children about our theologies and practices? Have you managed to untangle some of the messages you received as a child? How do our faiths impact our children, and how should we be teaching them about faith? Complete your Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry at Pilgrim Theological College to start to consider and answer these questions today! The Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry is taught in the form of three intensives throughout the year – two compulsory units and one selected in consultation with the Coursework Coordinator. This is…
Monday, 10 Jan 2022
Gender, Justice and Empire: Contextual Reading of the Old Testament BA3040P/BA9040P 11, 12, 18, 19 March; 1 and 2 April This unit is taught both online and in-person over 6 days (Fridays and Saturdays). Explore the relationship between big issues in Old Testament interpretation, through texts that narrate the experiences of women both within the Old Testament and through contemporary feminist and culturally divisive scholarship. If you’re looking to learn more about women in the Bible, and the impact and interpretation of their gender within Old Testament society, then this is the unit for you! Suitable for anyone interested in…
This introductory course will help you understand the life, history, and faith of the people of God in ancient Israel. Taught by Jione Havea and Brian Kolia, this subject is a fantastic introductory subject for any theological student. Life, History and the People of God in the Hebrew Scriptures will invite you to survey the contents of the Old Testament and study the historical contexts, genres and theology in and of the OT books. In the process, you’ll also get the chance to explore how their own lives can be related to the struggles and joys of contemporary faith.  …
For centuries, Christians have been campaigners for change within society. Take a deep dive into this history in Radical Legacies: Faith,  Activism  and  Social  Change,  taught by Kerrie Handasyde during semester one at Pilgrim.    From 19th century women’s groups to 20th-century grassroots activists, these lectures, discussions, and workshops will explore how Christians have impacted social change throughout history. This subject will look at specific campaigns including abolition, voting, welfare, peace, work, and housing. It will trace the legacy of their radical, gospel work, enabling you to discover why and how they changed their world, and by extension, ours. Lectures…