This unit introduces the student to core insights of Catherine Booth’s theology and examines their influence upon the development of The Salvation Army. It explores the movement’s self-understanding in respect of the nature of the church, the scope of ministry and the place of the sacraments by reference to key figures in the movement. Attention will be given to the theological grounding of Catherine Booth’s feminism. The relevance of her ideas to the identity and mission of the Church in the 21st century will also be explored.

Unit Code: CH9298B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Examine Catherine Booth’s core theological ideas and identify the major historical influences upon their development


Assess Catherine Booth’s significance as a church leader and theologian within her nineteenth century context


Appraise the impact of Booth’s insights upon The Salvation Army’s theology of church, ministry and sacraments and its practical expression


Analyze the basis, scope and influence of Catherine Booth’s feminism


Critically evaluate the relevance of Catherine Booth’s ideas to the mission of the Church in the 21st century, with particular reference to the Salvation Army

Unit sequence

24 Points CH or CT Foundational level 8


Lectures, Tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 3500 words

3500 50.0

Integrative Essay 3500 words

3500 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Jul, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-17 10:21:35 +1000