Ecumenical Identity

This postgraduate unit  examines the ecumenical engagement of various Christian Churches in Australia from historical, theological and practical perspectives with the hope that new insights about Christian faith and witness may be received.

Study Level




Credit Points



18 credit points from any sub-discipline


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise the history of the Ecumenical Movement in its various forms together with some of the theological principles informing the participation in this by different Christian Churches
  2. Derive a more nuanced understanding of some of the foundational tenets and practises of various Christian Churches in Australia;
  3. Account for and evaluate specific areas of ecumenical advancement and cooperation of some of the major Christian denominations in Australia;
  4. Identify commonalities relating and variegated practices of different Christian churches;
  5. creatively apply insights of other Christian Churches to contemporary faith and practise
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