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: CH1000T
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1
Unit Discipline: Church History
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Outline a chronology of key events within the Christian community c.70–500 CE and describe their significance
Articulate key principles of historical interpretation of ancient Christian texts.
Identify key features of the context and method of at least one writer in the early Christian church
Interpret a range of historical sources with an array of historical tools.
Discuss the implications of historical understanding for ministry in the contemporary Christian church
Lectures, discussions, tutorials
Quiz equivalent to 500 words
1000-word short paper
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-13 13:25:27 +1100