This unit is a foundation for further study in Christian Thought and History. It offers historical study of the first five centuries of Christianity with an emphasis on the practice and belief of the community, focussing especially on monastic sources. It examines the formal clarification of doctrine through key primary texts in the light of the wider life of the church, offering an introduction to Christian traditions of theological reflection.
Unit Code: DS8010P
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Spirituality
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
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Outline a chronology of key events within the Christian community c.70–500 CE and describe their significance
Articulate key principles of historical interpretation of ancient Christian texts.
Identify key features of the context and method of at least one writer in the early Christian church
Describe and analyse the spiritual teachings within a range of ancient Christian texts
Interpret a range of historical sources
Discuss the implications of the above for ministry in the contemporary Christian church
Topic Essay x 2000 words
Research Essay x 4000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-10 15:28:56 +1000