This unit offers a study of the music of the Western Christian Church with an emphasis on music history, biblical imperatives and ‘traditional’ and ‘contemporary’ practices. It examines effective music ministry through historical and contemporary case studies and encourages participants to look critically at the musical practices of their own worshipping communities.
Unit Code: CH2500T
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit Discipline: Church History
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Outline a chronology of key events in music history, especially as it relates to the Western Christian Church and describe their original, traditional and current significance;
Apply key principles of historical and musical criticism to (musical) texts;
Identify key features of the context and method of ‘successful’ Christian music and music making
Evaluate the implications of particular musical understandings for the practice of ministry in the contemporary Christian church.
DL1200T – Intro to Liturgical Thought and Practice, or equivalent
Short paper of 1,000 words on an historical topic
Portfolio report of 1,500 words on music in an approved community
Essay of 2,000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 28 Jul, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-20 14:09:13 +1100