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Worldly Wisdom: Interactions between Philosophy and Theology in the West

Code: CT8041L
Points: 24

What are human beings and what is our purpose? What can we know about God and how? What is the nature of reality and existence? In this survey unit, students will be introduced to how key Western philosophers have answered these questions. Beginning with Plato and ending with contemporary philosophy, students will be introduced to key movements and themes in the history of Western philosophy, including modernism and post-modernism. Attention will also be given to how philosophy relates to Christian theology. In tracing the history of philosophy to the present moment, students will also be introduced to the philosophical assumptions of life in the Western world today, including in Australia.

Discipline: Systematic Theology

Study level: Postgraduate Foundational


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Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
  • Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.

Pastor Thomas Pietsch