Introduction to the Study of Christian History

This postgraduate unit provides an overview of significant events and themes in church history and introduces a number of ways church history has been written.

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. demonstrate solid knowledge of a number of key events in the Church’s past
  2. understand and articulate a number of approaches to researching, constructing and interpreting the past
  3. distinguish between primary and secondary source materials and use such sources critically and appropriately
  4. show with precision how historical knowledge provides a necessary context for theological studies
  5. construct and support a coherent and historical argument in written form that demonstrates capacity for critical thinking and analysis, and utilises the methodological conventions of the discipline.
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