Content

This unit examines the major theological developments during, and emerging from, the Protestant Reformation. These are set within their broad historical and confessional contexts. It introduces students to the antecedents of Reformation Theology – late medieval Religion, Humanism and Scholasticism; to the Reformers and their major doctrinal themes; to the impact of Reformation thought upon historical and contemporary contexts.

Unit Code: CH9793B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify the major theological strands converging within the Reformation period

2.

Articulate a nuanced understanding of the complementarity and discontinuity of the various Reformers’ ideas

3.

Describe some of the more significant impacts of Reformation thought upon history

4.

Critically evaluate the major doctrinal themes of the Protestant Reformers

5.

Creatively apply insights from the Reformation to contemporary faith and practice

6.

Critically analyse specific source materials of the Reformation

7.

Develop an in-depth critical engagement with one issue of the reformation

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay

1,800 word short essay

1800 30.0
Essay

1,200 word annotated bibliography

1200 20.0
Essay

4,000 word research essay

4000 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by LTC on 3 Aug, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-12 17:49:18 +1100