ST 117 - Foundations in Catholic Theology I

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 Hours; Tutorials: 3 hours; Private Study: 24 Hours.


Continuous Assessment: 40%; End of Semester Examination: 60%

Module Aims


  • To introduce students to the methods and sources of Catholic theology.
  • To understand the concepts of revelation, faith and reason and the relationship between them.
  • To explore the origin and development of the Christian concept of God.
  • To articulate a contemporary theological anthropology (including the concepts of creation, grace and sin).

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain what theology is and how it has developed as a discipline.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of faith, revelation, Trinity and grace.
  • Articulate the rudiments of a Christian theological anthropology.


  • Stephen J.Duffy, The Dynamics of Grace: Perspectives in Theological Anthropology. New Theology Studies 3 Collegeville, Minnesota: Michael Glazier/The Liturgical Press, 1993/ Wipf & Stock, 2007
  • John R. Sachs, The Christian Vision of Humanity. Basic Christian Anthropology. Collegeville, Minnesota, The Liturgical Press, 1991.
  • Stephen Bevans, An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective. Orbis, 2009.
  • Matthew L. Becker, Fundamental Theology: A Protestant Perspective. T&T Clark, 2014.