The medieval Church has been described as either fatally flawed or flourishing and vibrant by historians of the European ‘reformations’. This unit will suggest that when viewed in its medieval context, the Reformation is the resurgence of powerful and persistent debates about salvation, justice, and power on the one hand, and a traumatic disruption of flourishing and vibrant religious beliefs on the other. This unit will show that to understand the European Reformation requires students to understand the complex interwoven strands of political, cultural, social, and economic life in Medieval Europe. It will seek to engage students in understanding the importance of context. It will do so by asking the question of whether like politics, all religion is local – and therefore whether a Church is ‘fatally flawed’ or ‘flourishing’ can be highly dependent on its local context.
Unit code: CH9001Z
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Church History
Proposing College: St Francis CollegeShow when this unit is running
Explain and analyse the historical context of events and people from the period covered in this unit c.750-1500.
Participate in and lead discussions on the historical context of events and people from the period covered in this unit c.750-1500.
Develop an argument, with reference to primary and secondary sources, about a historical event, person, movement, object, place, or idea.
Analyse and synthesise multiple historiographic schools and perspectives in the secondary literature.
Requires at least one foundation level postgraduate unit in Church History.
Pedagogy: Direct instruction and self-directed learning approach (flipped learning) to learning discipline-specific skills (demonstrating an understanding of concepts in history, reading primary and secondary historical documents, writing an argumentative essay, preparing, and delivering an oral presentation, and classroom dialogues) through lectures, tutorials with targeted learning activities, and formative and summative assessment tasks.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Short Answer Tests - Short Exam||
Multiple-choice quiz and short answer questions.
|Seminar or Tutorial - Participation and tutorial leadership||
Attendance, participation, and tutorial leadership.
|Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper - Tutorial Essay and Presentation||
Tutorial essay, and short tutorial presentation (7-10 minutes) on one (1) of the weekly topics.
|Essay - Essay||
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 18 Nov, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-11-18 10:45:52 +1100