Content

Christians profess belief in a ‘communion of the saints’; believers are united in Christ to the holy ones of all ages and places. This unit investigates how believers have understood the idea of ‘holiness’ through time. How has holiness found expression, how has it been taught and depicted and how is it expressed in contemporary society. Encountering the saints, these models of holiness, is a key focus of the course.

Unit Code: CH3216Y

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.

Trace the evolving understanding of ‘holiness’ through Christian history

2.

Assess the ways in which modern Christianity gives expression to holiness

3.

Read and make critical use of hagiographical texts and other sources

4.

Reflect theologically on the doctrine of the communion of the saints

Unit sequence

15 Points of Church History

Pedagogy

Christians profess belief in a ‘communion of the saints’; believers are united in Christ to the holy ones of all ages and places. This unit investigates how believers have understood the idea of ‘holiness’ through time. How has holiness found expression, how has it been taught and depicted and how is it expressed in contemporary society. Encountering the saints, these models of holiness, is a key focus of the course.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Essay (500 words)

10.0

Essay (500 words)

10.0

Essay (500 words)

10.0

Essay (500 words)

10.0

Essay (500 words)

10.0

Essay (2500 words)

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Jul, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-25 11:39:14 +1100