History of Christianity in Australia

The unit History of Christianity in Australia provides a survey of the history of the Christian churches in Australia from their colonial beginnings to the present time. It provides a context for other theological and ministry studies relating to the Australian Church. It is an Elective unit and forms part of a Major in Church History within the Bachelor awards.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Church History

Credit Points



9 credit points in H units (Church History)



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify key developments in Australian Christian history
  2. analyse issues that influenced the life of the Australian churches from 1788 to the present
  3. interpret primary historical documents pertaining to the development of the Church in Australia
  4. incorporate primary and secondary historical sources into the development of a cogent historical narrative
  5. apply lessons learnt from history to an understanding of the present state of the church in Australia.
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