Content

This is an examination of the reform movements in the Western European Church during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with special attention to the interactions between theology and history. Building on religious practice in the late medieval era, this unit moves through the major theological and political issues raised by figures like Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer and Thomas Cajetan, examining in detail their theological positions, writings and the reactions which they sparked. This material will be located in its socio-political contexts to demonstrate the mutual effect of religion and politics upon each other.

Unit Code: CH3010Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate familiarity with the major theological and political issues of the European Reformation

2.

Analyse critically a range of early modern historical sources, including written material and visual evidence

3.

Evaluate and criticise the key historiographical debates on the causes, nature and effect of ‘Reformation’

4.

Identify patterns and trends of division and union in the European Reformation

Unit sequence

CH1001Y or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Document Study

Document Study of 2000 words

40.0
Essay

Major Essay of 3000 words

60.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-21 13:00:53 +1100