Content

This unit will introduce students to the main features of the development of Western Christianity from the late Middle Ages to the present. Topics will include 16th century Reformation movements, 17th century Puritanism and Pietism, the impact of the evangelical revivals, the Enlightenment, industrialization and revolution upon the church, the development of Christianity in North America and Australia, the rise of the modern missionary and ecumenical movements, and the emergence of Pentecostalism.

Unit Code: CH8012W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline some key aspects of the Christian story in the West from the 16th century to the present day;

2.

Identify some of the social, political, and cultural factors influencing the development of Christianity

3.

Demonstrate basic skills in interpreting selected historical documents

4.

Assess the significance of selected movements and personalities for the church’s history

5.

Describe the contribution of the study of church history to the development of Christian identity

6.

Critically evaluate historical evidence and the construction of historical accounts

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, DVD and youtube clips, online forum posts

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Document Study

Document study of 1,000 words

15.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial paper of 1,500 words

20.0
Essay

Essay of 2,500 words

50.0
Forum

200-word forum post

3.0
Forum

200-word forum post

3.0
Forum

200-word forum post

3.0
Forum

200-word forum post

3.0
Forum

200-word forum post

3.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-26 12:51:55 +1100