This unit examines the origins, evolution and legacy of Sixteenth Century Anabaptism (Radical Reformation). It will explore the emergence of Anabaptism within Europe, its sociological milieu, relationship to other Reformation movements, forms of protest, spirituality, geographical spread and missionary outreach.

Unit Code: CH3752W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify key political, cultural and religious factors that gave rise to the Radical Reformation;


Outline key features of the Anabaptist movement and trace its historical development;


Critically evaluate a range of Anabaptist sources;


Explain and evaluate some of the reasons for diversity among Anabaptists in various parts of the world


Illustrate the relevance of various Anabaptist models of church and faith for contemporary Christian experience

Unit sequence

30 points in CH and 15 points in DM if taken as a DM unit OR 30 points in DM and 15 points in CH if taken as a CH unit


Lectures, tutorials, seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial paper 1500 words

1500 30.0

Seven (7) Online Forum posts 1000 words

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-11 11:45:29 +1100