Content

This unit examines the origins, evolution and legacy of Sixteenth Century Anabaptism (Radical Reformation). It will explore the emergence of Anabaptism within Europe, its sociological milieu, relationship to other Reformation movements, forms of protest, spirituality, geographical spread and missionary outreach.

Unit Code: CH9052W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify key political, cultural and religious factors that gave rise to the Radical Reformation;

2.

Critically evaluate a range of Anabaptist sources

3.

Outline key features of the Anabaptist movement and trace its historical development;

4.

Explain some of the reasons for diversity among Anabaptists in various parts of the world;

5.

Assess the significance of various Anabaptist models of church and faith for contemporary Christian experience;

6.

Demonstrate a capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.

Unit sequence

One Foundation unit in each of Field D and Field C.

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, seminars

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Project Report or Project Journal

Project report 2500 words

30.0
Forum

Seven (7) Online Forum Posts 1500 word

20.0
Essay

Essay 4000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-14 10:39:10 +1100