Church History Survey

The Christian church is an evolving institution in terms of its historical and social context, which has influenced the way in which its theology and ecclesiology have been shaped. The unit Church History Survey provides students with an overview of the church’s doctrinal and institutional evolution as a framework for other theological studies. It is an Elective unit within the Diploma awards.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Church History

Credit Points






Learning Outcomes

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

  1. identify the major events and people in the history of the Christian churches from their origins to the present;
  2. explain the main doctrinal and institutional issues which have marked the church’s history;
  3. compare the contribution of key figures of the church’s history;
  4. utilise appropriate academic sources to inform their understanding of the church’s history;
  5. apply their knowledge of the church’s history to an account of a present-day contemporary church issue.
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