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Alphacrucis College

Details for Theology and Psychology

Who am I?  What is the soul?  How should Christian faith interact with the psychological sciences?  This unit considers the theological concepts of grace sin and freedom as found within traditional Christian theologies of the human person.  It also seeks to interact with the discipline of psychology and contemporary insights into the study of the mind.  The unit should be of particular interest for all people interested providing pastoral advice and counselling from a Christian perspective.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE320
  • Credit points: 10

Prerequisites

At least 80 credit points, including:

The following courses are prerequisites:

The unit Theology and Psychology is part of the subject area Theology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Theology (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit considers the theological concepts of grace sin and freedom as found within traditional Christian theology in interaction with the discipline of psychology

Outcomes

Students should be able to:

  1. Construct a theological anthropology in dialogue with the discipline of psychology, exploring concepts such as the imago dei, soul, spirit, consciousness, mind/brain, and the social formation of identity;
  2. Appraise and apply the basic concepts of the psychology of religion to the human quest for identity and meaning;
  3. Discuss and evaluate the theological concepts of grace, sin, conversion and freedom against the background of the discipline of psychology;
  4. Formulate strategies for spiritual transformation drawing on the resources of psychology and theology
  5. Evaluate the insights of positive psychology and explain their implications for well-being.

Assessment Methods

Prescribed Text

Readings provided

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