This course attends to the foundations, assumptions and basic convictions of the Christian faith as expressed and embodied in particular Christian communities in a given time and place. It focuses on the classical loci or “common places” of Christian belief and practice giving consideration especially to the following: revelation and the authority of Scripture, God and creation, the nature of humanity, the person and work of Jesus Christ, sin and salvation, the nature of the church and its practices, the Christian life, and eschatology. Class sessions involve critical and constructive reflection, drawing on historical and contemporary perspectives. The course fulfills the methodology requirement for the MA in Theological Studies program.