Content

This unit develops the students’ historical methodology and research skills, building on fundamental learnings from the first survey (CH8001Y). Applying these skills, it surveys the history of the Church from the Renaissance to the present. Particular emphasis is given to the current historiography of the Long Reformation (14th to 18th Centuries) and its aftermaths, to the Enlightenment, colonialism, the Age of Revolutions, and the Religious developments of the 19th Century in church authority structures and ‘Social Christianity’, as a preface to interpreting twentieth century conflicts, reforms and renewal.

Unit Code: CH9002Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Employ fruitfully the dynamic meaning of church history

2.

Analyse critically both primary and secondary historical sources

3.

Argue a critical evaluation of selected historical evidence from the period

4.

Integrate historiographical debates into historical analysis

5.

Research, arrange and analyse evidence within a sustained historical argument on a selected event in early modern or modern church history

6.

Identify and demonstrate the inter-relationship between history and theology

7.

Formulate reasoned historical interpretations of key moments in church’s history

Unit sequence

CH8001Y or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lecture, seminars, tutorials

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Minor Essay (2000 words)

25.0
Document Study

Document Study (2000 words)

25.0
Essay

Major Essay (4000 words)

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-24 13:34:57 +1100