Content

This unit examines the theological debates of the sixteenth century Reformation in Europe and their ongoing impact in western societies and churches, with particular attention to the implications for contemporary Australian experience. Students will explore the understandings of grace, salvation, creation, sacrament, scripture and church order using key texts and writers with a focus on the relationship between theological, historical and geographical contexts in shaping new forms of Christian identity and practice.

Unit Code: CH2109P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify the historical and theological features of the doctrinal controversies of sixteenth-century Europe

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of one of these areas of doctrine

3.

Describe the relationship between foundational documents and/or individuals and the ongoing development of particular Christian denominations or movements

4.

Evaluate the significance of concepts of ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’ in the evolution of one or more of these Christian identities in Australia.

Unit sequence

Prerequisites, co-requisites, prohibited combinations 15 points in CH and 15 points in CT

Pedagogy

Lecture, seminar, workshop, discussion, online forum

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Forum

500 words x online conversation

20.0
Essay

1,500 words x Research Exercise

40.0
Essay

2,500 words x Source analysis

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-18 12:32:56 +1100