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NAT11239008 Theology of an influential theologian

NAT11239008 Theology of an influential theologian

Prepare to dive into the rich tapestry of Christian theology and church practice as we explore the profound impact of influential individuals in shaping the course of history. This unit delves into understanding, explaining, and discussing the theology of these figures, highlighting their significance in the context of teaching, preaching, and leading communities within Christian organizations.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. Grasp the theology of influential figures and its relevance to Christian practice.
  2. Analyze theology within its historical and social context.
  3. Assess the impact of an individual’s theology on communities.
  4. Consider diverse perspectives on the individual and their theological views.
  5. Apply understanding of theology and influence in teaching, preaching, or community leadership.


Research historical context

  • Locate resources for researching the historical context of an influential theologian
  • Investigate key events and factors that shaped the experience of the theologian

Analyse theological views

  • Critically analyse and compare the theological concerns of an influential theologian with reference to primary and secondary sources
  • Evaluate the significance of material and interpret it holistically with regard for context
  • Examine alternative perspectives on the theologian and evaluate the implications of these perspectives for the interpretation and application of the theologian’s views

Determine contemporary relevance

  • Critically analyse and assess the impact of the theologian on the theology and practice of the church
  • Determine the application of the theologian’s views to a specific contemporary context
  • Determine and assess any limitations on the application of the theologian’s views to a contemporary context

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has:

  • critically analyse the views of a theologian and his/her influence on the church
  • articulated the implications of a theologian’s views for a specific contemporary context

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the theologian’s historical context
  • use a minimum of five sources and resources suited to the task and the organisational context


The candidate must be able to demonstrate the essential knowledge required to effectively complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • primary sources and secondary resources for studying the theology and historical context of a significant Christian theologian
  • research methods for historical and theological research
  • referencing and citation protocols


the student must select a Theologian and source their own research materials.

Assessment must be conducted in an environment that reflects workplace conditions, with access to:

  • primary and secondary sources for theological and historical research appropriate for the organisational context

Students will present a thorough portfolio of verifiable evidence of competency


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