This unit introduces students to the main characteristics of Anglicanism through the lens of worship and spirituality, church life, and mission. It will examine the ways in which various strands of the tradition have developed historically, how these are expressed in global Anglicanism, and what it means to be Anglican in Australia today.

Unit code: DA8321Z

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Mission and Ministry

Proposing College: Wollaston Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Identify and analyse key characteristics of Anglicanism


Outline the historical roots of different traditions within Anglicanism


Demonstrate how Anglican understandings of mission relate to ministry in a parish or chaplaincy context


Critically evaluate their own identity and vocation as Australian Anglicans

Unit sequence

Postgraduate Foundational. No prerequisites or corequisites.


Lectures, tutorials, seminars, videos

Indicative Bibliography

  • Avis, Paul. The vocation of Anglicanism. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016.
  • Being Anglican. London: The Anglican Consultative Council, 2021.
  • Bartlett, Alan. A Passionate Balance: The Anglican Tradition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007.
  • Chapman, Mark D., Sathianathan Clarke, & Martyn Percy (ed). The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Hefling Charles C. & Cynthia L. Shattuck. The Oxford guide to the Book of Common Prayer : a worldwide survey. New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Hodgson, Caroline & Heather Smith (ed). The joy of being Anglican. Chawton, Hampshire : Redemptorist Publications, 2017. BX5005 .J69 2017
  • Kaye, B. ed., Wonderful and Confessedly Strange: Australian Essays in Anglican Ecclesiology. Adelaide: ATF Press, 2006.
  • McMichael, Ralph (ed) The Vocation of Anglican Theology: Essays and Sources. London: SCM Press, 2014.
  • Ward, Kevin. A History of Global Anglicanism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006
  • Wells, Samuel. What Anglicans believe : an introduction. Norwich: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2011.
  • Williams, Rowan. Anglican identities. London : Darton Longman & Todd, 2014.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Oral Presentation 1000 20.0
Book Review 1000 15.0
Personal Reflection 1000 15.0
Essay 3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 17 Nov, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-11-17 13:55:47 +1100