From the 10th to the 14th century, the Medieval Church faced many challenges including the rise of divergent theological and spiritual thought, diverse experiments in reform and the coming of Islam into the Christian world. This unit seeks to explore the contours of these challenges in order to wrestle with related challenges in the Church today.
Articulate the particular challenges facing the mediaeval church, both from within and external to the Church itself
Analyse and critically interpret primary and secondary sources from mediaeval church history
Demonstrate an understanding of the heresies, reform movements and the Crusades
Analyse and critique the arguments for and against various heresies, reform movements and the Crusades
Formulate a sustained argument about a questions or issues that emerge in the study of heresy, reform or the Crusades
Analyse and debate the contemporary significance of the Middle Ages for the Church and the World of today
The Unit is an elective within the discipline of Church History. Pre-requisite: CH1001Y – Survey of Early and Medieval Church History or equivalent.
The unit will consist of Lectures, Tutorials and discussion forums all delivered in a Seminar style (whether on-line or face to face) so that students can interact with the ideas presented, engage with other students and their reflections and ideas and develop skills in critique, debate and practical application.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Portfolio of 5 Tutorial Exercises of 300 words each
|Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper||1500||25.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-22 18:38:51 +1000