This unit will focus upon ways in which people throughout history learned to shape their lives around Christian ideas, attitudes and values. It will examine the impact of social, political and cultural factors upon selected individuals’ understanding and practice of Christian discipleship. An exploration of their experiences will help shed light upon:

Life in the early church before Constantine; Living in a medieval world; The impact of reformation; Christianity in the light of modernity; Living the Christian faith in a post-modern World.

Unit Code: CH0145W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe different ways in which historical people shaped their lives as Christians from the time of the early church to the present;


Outline a range of historic factors that have influenced the practice of Christianity


Demonstrate basic skills in interpreting selected historical sources.


Assess the impact of selected social, political and cultural factors upon perceptions and practices of the Christian faith


Lectures, seminars, tutorials, intensives


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Document Study

Document study 500 words

500 10.0
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial paper 1000 words

1000 30.0

Essay 2000 words

2000 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-10 13:45:10 +1100