Content

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.

Unit Code: CT9704W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify the main political, social and cultural factors that gave rise to the Baptist movement

2.

Outline key features of the Baptist heritage and trace their historical development throughout the world

3.

Critique some of the reasons for diversity among Baptists in Britain, North America, Australia and other selected parts of the world

4.

Critically evaluate factors leading to controversies among modern Baptists and assess their impact upon selected Baptist communities

5.

Analyse the influence of Baptist history and belief upon personal and professional life

6.

Respond critically and constructively to historical and theological themes identified in the unit

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, videos, online forums

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Forum

Seven online forum posts (1500 words total)

25.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial paper of 1,500 words

25.0
Essay

Essay of 3,000 words

50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-02 07:52:20 +1000