This unit introduces students to key people, events and doctrinal themes in the history of Lutheranism in Australia. Students will investigate the Lutheran emigration to Australia, settlement, growth, schooling, early mission, persecution, union and theological vision. In the context of this history, students will reflect on the issues currently facing the Lutheran Church of Australian. As part of this unit, students will have an opportunity to investigate and share a local part of the story of Australian Lutheran history which is of personal interest to them.

Unit Code: CH1140L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Recount the Lutheran story in Australia from its origins to the present day


Articulate aspects of the theological formation and self-understanding of Australian Lutheranism


Identify and use relevant primary and secondary texts


Demonstrate the skills of historical inquiry


This online unit involves student engagement with historical documents as the lecturer helps lead them through the story of Lutheranism in Australia. Regular document studies provide avenues for learning and feedback and individual research projects will be shared with the distributed community.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Document Study

5 x Document Studies 5 x 400 words

2000 50.0
Oral Presentation

Presentation 2000 words

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:51:40 +1100