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CH8291B Introduction to Church History

  • Unit Code & NameCH8291B Introduction to Church History
  • DescriptionThis survey unit provides an historical overview and introduction to key people and events in the history of the Church. It explores issues of significance faced by Christianity throughout the life of the church.

    Students will explore how the church and individuals have responded in the past and how this has made an impact on the life of the church and Christian expression today.
  • FieldC - Christian Thought and History
  • DisciplineCH - Church History
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester2, 2018
  • Delivery ModeClass
  • DateThursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm | 100 Maidstone, Ringwood
  • Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of key themes and events in the history of the church.
    2. Assess the significance of particular key figures of Christian tradition.
    3. Articulate specific ways in which thinking about God and questions of faith have changed throughout Christian history.
    4. Critically articulate the ways Christian tradition can inform faith in the present.
    5. Distinguish between and critically utilise primary and secondary sources.
  • Text BooksText to be purchased

    McGrath, Alister. Christian History: An Introduction. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012