Content

This unit introduces the story of the 16th Century Anabaptist and 17th Century Baptist movements within the history of the Christian Church. It explores the factors that led to the development of Baptist identity. There will be a particular focus upon worship, congregational governance and leadership.

Unit Code: CH0131W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the factors leading to and the main tenets of, the Radical Reformation.

2.

Explain how Baptists developed their theology and practice of leadership and congregational governance.

3.

Plan a congregational meeting in accordance with Baptist principles – assessment task.

4.

Articulate the main features of Baptist belief and practice from their earliest beginnings until the present day.

5.

Outline an approach to leadership in congregational conflict.

6.

Explain and give reasons for the differences among Baptists in various cultural and historical contexts.

Unit sequence

Diploma core unit for non-English speaking background students

Pedagogy

Lectures, small group work and tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Short paper meeting agenda (written, 500 words)

15.0

Essay resolving conflict (written, 1000 words)

35.0

Short Paper presentation (500 words)

15.0

Thematic essay (1000 words)

35.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 17 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-13 12:09:26 +1100