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CH1291B Introduction to Christian History

  • Unit Code & NameCH1291B Introduction to Christian 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
  • Unit Points18
  • LevelUndergraduate Level 1
  • Semester2, 2021
  • Delivery ModeIntensive
  • DateEnrolment in this unit will require participation in a virtual classroom during the intensive.

    Online content available 15-25 June 2021.
  • Lecturer(s) Reverend Associate Professor Glen O'Brien
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning Activities*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
  • Assessments1 x 1,000 word primary source analysis - 25%
    1 x 1,000 word tutorial paper - 25%
    1 x 2,000 word major essay - 50%
  • 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. Discuss the significance of key figures of Christian tradition;
    3. Articulate specific ways in which thinking about God and questions of faith have changed through Christian history;
    4. Articulate the ways Christian tradition can inform faith in the present;
    5. Distinguish between and utilise primary and secondary sources.
  • Text BooksText to be purchased

    Elizabeth Gilliam Muir, A Women's History of the Christian Church: Two Thousand Years of Female Leadership. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019. Available via University of Divinity Library Hub as an eBook