Field A – Humanities

 

AH/DE2102P/8102P

CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS OF BELIEF
A Burritt

Field A – Humanities (AH)
Also available in Field D – Education Studies (DE)
Semester 2: Wednesday, 2pm to 5pm

We live in a culturally diverse society where visual images, texts and objects are powerful communicators of cultures and beliefs. Historically Christians have had a dynamic relationship with visual culture, literacy and artefacts, as they have sought to express their spiritual lives. This unit invites you to explore the relationship between images, objects and the expression of spirituality and the significance for our culturally diverse parishes, schools and community.

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AH/DE 2102P  – AH/DE8102P

 

AH/CH3445P/9445P

CO-OPERATIVE CAFÉ: COMMUNITY, HISTORY AND THE NEW ECONOMICS
K Massam

Field A – Humanities (AH)
Also available in Field C – Church History (CH)
Semester 2: Intensive 19, 20 July I 29, 30 October

Two modes: 
a) without attending in person (online resources and discussions).
b) attendance in Parkville (seminars on specified dates)

Before there was social enterprise there was the cooperative movement. Come along and learn about the radical tradition that supports this growing global movement for a new economy. Examine the models of religious community (from monastic to Quaker and Methodist) that have informed the core cooperative principle of democratic governance by member-owners. Join our innovative collaboration with Co-operative Bonds and the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals (BCCM) to workshop business models that might establish a café (or similar enterprise) as a cooperative.

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AH/CH 3445P  –  AH/CH9445P 

 

AL1100P/8100P

INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT GREEK A
S Chen

Field A – Languages (AL)

Semester 1: Thursday, 9.30am to 12.30pm

One of our liveliest and most energetic classes!   Learn a whole new alphabet, and start to read the original language of the New Testament. Translate and interpret short passages from Scripture as well as other writing from the first and second centuries.

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AL1100PAL8100P 

 

AL2200P/8200P

INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT GREEK B
S Chen

Field A – Languages (AL)
Semester 2: Thursday, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Can a better understanding of Greek language enhance your understanding of the New Testament? Even if you don’t know any Greek, this unit develops your understanding of New Testament Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary. About a third of the unit will be devoted to the translation of Greek Nee Testament passages of various genres, prepared in advance by the students. By engaging with a biblical text in its original language you will see how studying Greek can assist in its interpretation.

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AL2200PAL8200P

 

AP1000P/8000P

PHILOSOPHY FOR UNDERSTANDING THEOLOGY
J Martis

Field A – Philosophy (AP)
Semester 1: Tuesday, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Behind every famous theologian there is a famous philosopher or philosophical system. Platonism is part of the context of the New Testament, and for Augustine and so for Luther; Aristotle sets the scene for Thomas Aquinas; Kant for Schleiermacher; Hegel for Kierkegaard and Barth; Heidegger for Bultmann and Rahner. See the theologians more clearly by appreciating the intellectual worlds that inform them.

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AP1000PAP8000P

AP2500P/3500P/9500P

TIME WITH PLATO
J Martis

Field A – Philosophy (AP)
Semester 1: Thursday, 6pm to 9pm
Also offered as synchronous e-learning 

Plato is at the heart and start of Western philosophy.  His dialogues, put into Socrates’ mouth, open scrutiny on the real issues: Being, knowledge, justice, truth, love and immortality. The dialogues have depth — this unit is designed to take time with them. Plato’s treatment of key questions becomes a prism in which can be found not only his predecessors — Socrates and the pre-Socratics — but also the very art of thinking itself.

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AP2500PAP3500PAP9500P

 

AP2750P/3750P/9750P

BELIEF AFTER PHILOSOPHY
J Martis

Field A – Philosophy (AP)
Semester 2: Thursday, 6pm to 9pm

How can we still speak meaningfully of God or religious faith in today’s world? This unit explores the relationship between postmodernism and religious faith. Does the notion of God as foundation amount to limitation of
the divine, or even idolatry? Discover how postmodern thinking bids to rework some traditional connections
between faith and philosophy.

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AP2750PAP3750PAP9750P

 

AP2850P/3850P/9850P

GOD’S EXISTENCE: DEFENSIBLE OR DELUSION?
J Martis

Field A – Philosophy (AP)
Semester 2: Tuesday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Also available online

Does God exist? This unit asks the biggest theological question and explores the answers from thinkers like Aquinas and Descartes, Hume and Kant who ‘defend’ the existence of God, as well as those like Richard Dawkins who think belief is deluded. Engage here for gentle and potentially life-changing enquiry about a God who can never be ‘enclosed’.

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AP2850PAP3850PAP9850P

 

AR1000P/8000P

CONVERSATIONS: INTERDISCIPLINARY THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, (REFUGEE STATUS AND RELIGIOUS CONVERSION)
J Flett and D Jackson

Field A – Religious Studies (AR)
Semester 2: Intensive 24-29 June

Theme for 2021: Refugee status and religious conversion. Interested in theological engagement from a number of perspectives on a hot-button cultural, social, or political issue? In
our focus for theological conversation is refugee status and religious conversion. Is ‘conversion’ a theological concept or a policy category? Join experts in the theology of immigration, policy advocates and field workers to explore questions that are active in determinations of asylum seeker cases around the globe, and impacting ministry contexts in Melbourne.

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AR1000PAR8000P

 

AR/DE2101P/8101P

FOUNDATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
A Burritt

Field A – Religious Studies (AR)
Also available in Field D – Education Studies (DE)
Semester 2: Intensive 5, 12, 19, 26

What is Religious Education in contemporary Australia? Why does Religious Education matter? What does it mean to be a religious educator in a parish, school or the wider community?
This unit explores these crucial questions through the process of dialogue and in the experience of developing a unit of work or a study program for a small group. You will read and discuss current literature and explore key principles of pedagogy, literacy and the dialogue between theology and education.

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AR/DE2101PAR/DE8101PAP9500P