Content

This unit enables students to gain knowledge and understanding of the church’s historical development in theology, structure, worship, and mission from Pentecost through to the late medieval period (AD 1400) and in particular focusing on: the basic data of Christian history in respect to the church’s geographical growth in the Greco-Roman world, in the East and in Europe; the work of several outstanding bearers of Christian mission; important teachers of the church in their contexts and their distinctive contribution to theology; major theological issues the church grappled with in the early and medieval period; the significance of this history for the present situation of the church.

Unit Code: CH1202L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Show awareness of the fundamental skills and approaches used in the study of church history

2.

Outline the basic data of Christian history in respect to the church’s growth and development in the early and medieval period

3.

Identify and use selected primary texts, and secondary material relevant to their study

4.

Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills needed for theological reflection on the data of church history

Pedagogy

Lectures with class participation Media segments with discussion Seminar sessions based on readings Class presentations led by students

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

1,500 word essay

40.0
Essay

Research essay on a topic chosen from a list of ‘starters’. In consultation with the lecturer, the topic is shaped so that the student defends a thesis and includes a reflection on the present situation of the church 2000 words

50.0
Written Examination

30 minute examination 1000 words equivalent

15.0
Written Examination

30 minute examination 1000 words equivalent

15.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:58:56 +1100