This unit explores Christian movements for social change and their legacies. Beginning with examples from the earliest Christian communities, the unit focuses on the rise of the Social Gospel in the 19th and 20th centuries. The unit asks, what spurred the development of welfare and charity organizations, how was government policy influenced by Christian advocacy, and how did intentional communities attempt to live out the gospel. It looks at individuals (especially women and lay people) and grassroots movements to change the way we live. Through interpreting diverse historical sources ― newspapers and advertising, poems and novels, theological text and archival records ― you will gain an understanding of Christian movements for social change and their ongoing influence today.
Identify significant dates, people and themes in the history of Christian movements for social change since 1830.
Apply key principles of historical interpretation to a range of primary sources.
Demonstrate an understanding of the interactions of theological belief and historical context.
Critically analyse change over time in a Christian movement for social change.
Prerequisite foundational CH or CT
The unit aims to build competency in historical methodology and acquisition of knowledge while promoting improvement between assignments through repeated tasks. It engages with primary material and encourages close reading of texts with contextual understanding and critical analysis
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|Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests||1000||10.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 16 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-16 17:15:05 +1100