This survey unit examines the development of the Church from the time of the Reformation including the European missionary impulse to Asia. The unit traces the influence of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the development of Catholic Social Teaching. The unit examines the influence of Vatican I and Modernism on Catholic ecclesiology and the position of the papacy during the course of World War I which greatly shaped the Holy See’s role in international relations in the lead-up to the Second Vatican Council.

Unit Code: CH1002C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Situate significant people and events in chronological sequence


Articulate the historical context of some major events in the history of the Church in this period;


Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which the visible Church has been shaped by changing political, social, cultural and economic circumstances


Identify the ways in which the Church has articulated its central beliefs in the area of doctrine and theology


Lectures and seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

500 word seminar paper

0 10.0

1,500 word essay

0 40.0
Written Examination

Two-hour written documents exam

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-13 15:07:55 +1100