Content

This unit is a foundation for further study in Christian Thought and History. It offers historical study of the first five centuries of Christianity with an emphasis on the practice and belief of the community, focussing especially on monastic sources. It examines the formal clarification of doctrine through key primary texts in the light of the wider life of the church, offering an introduction to Christian traditions of theological reflection.

Unit Code: CH8010P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline a chronology of key events within the Christian community c.70–500 CE and describe their significance

2.

Articulate key principles of historical interpretation of ancient Christian texts.

3.

Identify key features of the context and method of at least one writer in the early Christian church

4.

Describe and analyse the spiritual teachings within a range of ancient Christian texts

5.

Interpret a range of historical sources

6.

Discuss the implications of the above for ministry in the contemporary Christian church

Pedagogy

8 days intensive, lecture/seminar style

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Topic Essay x 2000 words

40.0

Research Essay x 4000 words

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-26 11:30:04 +1100