The Knowledge of God

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One semester, 4 credit points.
16 credit points of core foundation units, including CH
Semester 1 & 2, 2019
Mike Bird with online tutors

What could be more foundational that a study of how we know God, and how God relates to this world? This includes thinking about how we know, how God reveals, what God reveals, and how we receive God’s revelation. This underlies all we know and all we do not know about God, and how we think that God relates to the world. We need to learn this not just for our own benefit but also to help others know God. We think about these questions in the context of our world, other religions, what Christians have thought over 200 years, and what the Bible says. This unit includes: The concepts of revelation and inspiration; The place and nature of Scripture and natural theology, and the issues raised by reason, authority and experience; Creation and providence; Humanity as created; and sin and evil.



  1. The main loci of theological knowledge and their interaction;
  2. Connections between the content of theology and the practice of faith

Section A : The Knowledge of God

  1. The concepts of revelation and inspiration;
  2. The place and nature of Scripture and natural theology
  3. The issues raised by reason, authority and experience.

Section B : God and the World

  1. Creation and providence
  2. Humanity as created
  3. Sin and evil

Study Expectations and Assessment:

In Ridley Online units you can expect to be guided through a variety of learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages related to your unit. These usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for this unit.


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