Ecumenical Identity

The unit Ecumenical Identity examines the ecumenical engagement of various Christian Churches in Australia and/or New Zealand with the hope that new insights about Christian faith and witness may be received. In this way, it not only provides the theological purview of any one ecclesial tradition, but also an openness to learning and receiving in a spirit of shared exploration.

Study Level




Sub Discipline

Systematic Theology

Credit Points



18 credit points from any sub-discipline


T8129 Ecumenical Identity

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the basic ideas and practises of various Christian Churches in Australia and/or New Zealand especially as they relate to current issues;
  2. Identify specific areas of ecumenical advancement and cooperation of some of the major Christian denominations in Australia and/or New Zealand;
  3. Critically analyse and 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;
  4. Discern doctrines and practices of different Christian churches to evaluate if these can be received in your own church;
  5. Creatively apply insights of other Christian Churches to contemporary faith and practice in your own church.
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