Content

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: CT9004W (Approved)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit discipline: Systematic Theology

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

Respond critically and constructively to historical and theological themes identified in the unit.

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, videos, online forums

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Essay

Essay of 4,000 words

4000 50.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Tutorial paper of 2,000 words

2000 25.0
Forum

Seven online forum posts (2000 words total)

2000 25.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 9 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2020-10-09 16:34:47 +1100