This unit surveys the entire history of the Christian church, in its many branches from the Apostles to the present day. Special emphasis will be given to development of the Coptic orthodox churches as it relates to the development of Christian church more broadly. The unit will review the development of theological thought in historical context, with people, places and events.

Unit Code: CH1609A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe developments in the global Christian tradition from a historical perspective


Discuss the major phases and developments in the history of Christianity


Identify the key figures in the history of Christianity


Evaluate the ways in which key events, personalities and issues have significantly shaped the development of the church’s thought


Weekly content of video, audio or lecture notes. Online forum discussions and readings


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 1000 words

0 25.0

Essay 2000 words

0 50.0
Book Review

Reading Reflection (equivalent of 1000 words)

0 25.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-15 09:15:21 +1100