Students who have completed THEO920 Christology should NOT enrol in THEO820.

Unit overview and content

This unit provides an opportunity for an in-depth encounter with Christ: the eternal Word of God made flesh in the person of Jesus of Nazareth; and the risen, universal Christ who promised to be with us always. The unit explores theological understandings of Jesus, his strategy, words, deeds, and death including many of the debates surrounding the reasons for his crucifixion and the Church’s Christological formulations.  It also explores his resurrection and several areas of contemporary study in the field of Christology.

Assumed Knowledge 

THEO800 & THEO801

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week session, comprised of

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.


Dr Charles Waddell

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.