This unit introduces students to the main features of Baptist history and belief. Students will examine Baptist origins and developments within their historical contexts and give attention to the implications of the Baptist heritage for contemporary faith and practice.

Unit Code: CT3004W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify the main political, social and cultural factors that gave rise to the Baptist movement;


Outline key features of the Baptist heritage and trace their historical development throughout the world;


Explain some of the reasons for diversity among Baptists in Britain, North America, Australia and other selected parts of the world


Evaluate factors leading to controversies among modern Baptists and assess their impact upon selected Baptist communities;


Analyse the influence of Baptist history and belief upon personal and professional life.

Unit sequence

15 points in CH and 15 points in CT


Lectures, tutorials, videos, online forums


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Five 200-word online forum posts

0 20.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Tutorial paper of 1,500 words

0 30.0

Essay of 2,500 words

0 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-11 12:04:38 +1000