A survey unit at introductory level which covers the areas of the Early Church, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This course will include a study of the major movements within the church and society and how they have influenced current church practices, focusing in a special way on the developments during the first five centuries of Christianity while also considering the shaping of the Church from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. In this context it will also consider the significant developments of theology during this period. (This unit may be offered in online mode.)
Situate significant people and events in chronological sequence through analysis of relevant primary sources.
Demonstrate the ability to articulate the historic context of some major events in the history of the Church during these ages.
Analyse the ways in which the visible church has been shaped by changing political, social, cultural and economic circumstances.
Identify the ways in which the church has articulated its central beliefs (doctrine/theology).
Critically evaluate and interpret a representative selection of primary and secondary sources, both written and visual, as evidence in the analysis of specific historical periods.
Self-directed and mentored apprenticeship in reading primary and secondary historical documents through targeted learning activities, lectures, formative and summative assessment tasks.
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|Short Answer Tests||
2 x 250-word quiz
2 x 250-word document study
1-hour document exam
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Jul, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-07-22 22:09:11 +1000