This unit examines the theological debates of the sixteenth century Reformation in Europe and their ongoing impact in western societies and churches, with particular attention to the implications for contemporary Australian experience. Students will explore the understandings of grace, salvation, creation, sacrament, scripture and church order using key texts and writers with a focus on the relationship between theological, historical and geographical contexts in shaping new forms of Christian identity and practice

Unit Code: CH8100P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify the historical and theological features of the doctrinal controversies of sixteenth-century Europe


Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of one of these areas of doctrine


Describe the relationship between foundational documents and/or individuals and the ongoing development of particular Christian denominations or movements


Evaluate the significance of concepts of ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’ in the evolution of one or more of these Christian identities in Australia.

Unit sequence

15 points in CH and 15 points in CT


Lecture, seminar, workshop, discussion, online forum


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

1,000 words x online conversation

0 20.0

1,500 words x Research Exercise

0 40.0

2,500 words x Source analysis

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-26 14:20:42 +1100