Theological Autobiography Project
Read the article on “Who is a Theologian?” by Rachelle Brown
https://candler.emory.edu/news/blog/2012/12/who-is-theologiaan.html (Links to an external site.)
In this article, the author reinforces the assertion made by our textbook author that we are all theologians. Often interacting with others on matters theological or practical, we gain a new understanding about God and our relationship to Him.
In this project, you will take a careful look at yourself as a theologian. Theology is not done in a vacuum. We bring ourselves to the table as be begin the discussion on theology, and that means we read Scripture and do theology from that starting point, with all of our preconceptions, assumptions, limitations, prejudices, etc. This is often referred to as a “Worldview.” To help you understand the place from which you do your theology, respond to the following questions. Fully explain what you mean and give examples.
What do you think your Worldview from which you approach this course (This would include things such as social class, race, culture, nationality, religious background, gender, denomination, age, etc.) allows you to see when you do theology?
What do you suspect are some of the blind spots you have as a result of your particular Worldview?
What areas of theology would you like to explore more fully?
What are some persistent theological questions you have and why?
How does your faith motivate you to understand more about the things of God?
Critical Thinking Rubric
Critical Thinking Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInterpretation
35-31 points Analyzes insightful questions Refutes bias Critiques content Examines inconsistencies Values information
31-27 points Asks insightful questions Detects bias Categorizes content Identifies inconsistencies Recognizes context
27-23 points Identifies some questions Notes some bias Recognizes basic content States some inconsistencies
23-0 points Fails to Question Data Ignores bias Misses major content areas Detects no inconsistencies
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis and Evaluation
35-31 points Examines conclusions Uses reasonable judgment Discriminates rationally Synthesizes data View information critically
31-27 points Formulates conclusions Recognizes arguments Notices differences Evaluates data Seeks out information
27-23 points Identifies some conclusions Sees some arguments Identifies some differences
23-0 points Fails to draw conclusions Sees no arguments Overlooks differences
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentation
30-27 points Argues succinctly Discusses issues thoroughly Show intellectual honesty Justifies decisions Assimilates information
27-24 points Argues clearly Identifies issues Attributes sources naturally Suggests solutions Incorporates information
24-21 points Misconstrues arguments Generalizes issues Presents few options Overlooks some information
21-0 points Omits argument Misrepresents issues Draws faulty conclusions Show intellectual dishonesty
Total Points: 100