CH9725B Christianity in Australian History
- Unit Code & NameCH9725B Christianity in Australian History
- DescriptionThis religious history unit introduces students to the place of the Christian churches in Australian society from the colonial period to the present.
It considers a number of methodological approaches and the work of a range of representative historians. Themes covered include sectarianism, church-state relations, denominational histories, ecumenism, migration, and changing religious demographics.
- FieldC - Christian Thought and History
- DisciplineCH - Church History
- Semester2, 2018
- Delivery ModeOnline
- Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
- PrerequisitesCH829B Introduction to Church History or equivalent
- Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Analyse significant events and people who have made a contribution to the history of Christianity in Australia;
2. Demonstrate an awareness of a range of competing historical interpretations;
3. Critically analyse primary and secondary sources and use them appropriately;
4. Construct a coherent historical argument using the conventions of the discipline of history;
5. Critically assess the value of historical awareness for the present identity and mission of Australian churches.