Content

This religious history unit introduces students to the place of the Christian churches in Australian society from the colonial period to the present. It considers a number of methodological approaches and the work of a range of representative historians. Themes covered include sectarianism, church-state relations, denominational histories, ecumenism, migration and changing religious demographics.

Unit Code: CH9125B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Analyse significant events and people who have made a contribution to the history of Christianity in Australia;

2.

Compare and contrast a range of competing historical interpretations of Christianity in Australia

3.

Critically analyse primary and secondary sources and use them appropriately;

4.

Construct a coherent historical argument using the conventions of the discipline of history

5.

Critically assess the value of historical awareness for the present identity and mission of Australian churches.

Unit sequence

CH8291B Introduction to Church History or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, discussion, forum engagement, online videos, web links, reading

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

700 word post on discussion board

10.0

700 word posts on discussion board

10.0

700 word posts on discussion board

10.0

3,500 word essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 29 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-17 10:02:17 +1000