Content

This unit offers an historical theological study of the first five centuries of Christianity with an emphasis on the practice and belief of the community. It examines the formal clarification of doctrine through key primary texts in the light of the wider life of the church, offering an introduction to Christian traditions of theological reflection.

Unit Code: CH0109T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline a chronology of key events within the Christian community c.70–500 CE and describe their significance

2.

Identify key figures in the development of early Christian doctrine and practice, and the nature of their contribution.

3.

Describe how politics helped form Christian belief.

4.

Compare the variety of beliefs and practices within the early Church

Pedagogy

Video Lectures, readings, online forums

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Quiz (equivalent to 500 words)

10.0

Quiz (equivalent to 500 words)

10.0

1,000 word critical review of a primary text

30.0

1500 word essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-13 11:51:25 +1100