THL512 Contemporary Theology in a Global Context (16)

This subject engages critically with major figures and movements in the twentieth and twenty-first century theology, including authors in the four major fields of Protestant Theology, Catholic Theology, Contemporary Critical Theology and Contextual Theology. Students will engage critically with a selection of these theologies in relation to their contexts, tasks and methods.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
United Theological College
Canberra Campus
Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Ming Hua Theological College
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Theology
Enrolment restrictions

Master of Theology and Bachelor of Theology (Honours) students only.

Subject Relationships
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a selection of contemporary theologies and the contexts in which they emerged
  • be able to evaluate critically selected theologies in reference to their contexts, tasks and methods
  • be able to discern and evaluate critically the contribution of particular theologies to their global and historical contexts
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a chosen contemporary theological figure or movement
  • be able to demonstrate independent research, and writing and communicaton skills
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Protestant Theology: Schleiermacher; Liberal Theology and its Respondents; Theology and Culture
  • Catholic Theology: Neo-scholastic movement; Ressourcement; Theology post Vatican II
  • Contemporary Critical Theology: Liberation Theology; Feminist Theology; Ecotheology; Other Contemporary Theologies
  • Contextual Theologies: Indigeneous, Asian and PacificTheologies; Other Emerging Contextual Theologies
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.