This unit introduces students to the main features of Baptist history and belief. Students will examine Baptist origins and developments within their historical contexts and give attention to the implications of the Baptist heritage for contemporary faith and practice.
Identify the main political, social and cultural factors that gave rise to the Baptist movement
Outline key features of the Baptist heritage and trace their historical development throughout the world;
Critique some of the reasons for diversity among Baptists in Britain, North America, Australia and other selected parts of the world;
Critically evaluate factors leading to controversies among modern Baptists and assess their impact upon selected Baptist communities;
Analyse the influence of Baptist history and belief upon personal and professional life;
Respond critically and constructively to historical and theological themes identified in the unit.
Lectures, tutorials, videos, online forums
Tutorial paper of 1,500 words
Essay of 3,000 words
Seven online forum posts (1500 words total)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-01 14:51:53 +1100