Reformation Theology

This unit examines the major theological developments during, and emerging from, the Protestant Reformation. These are set within their broad historical and confessional context. It examines the theologies of Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Tyndale‘s Preface to the New Testament, Cranmer‘s thirteen articles, the forty-two articles, thirty-eight articles and thirty-nine articles of the Church of England, and Arminius’ Declaration of Sentiments.

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Credit Points



9 credit points from 7200 series units in Theology.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain how the intellectual developments of the renaissance and reformation periods have contributed to the origins of modern thought
  2. Articulate a nuanced understanding of the complementarity and discontinuity of the various Reformers’ ideas
  3. Critically analyse source materials of the Reformation
  4. Evaluate the major doctrinal themes of the Protestant Reformers such as Justification, Grace and Election, the Church
  5. Creatively apply insights from the Reformation to contemporary faith and practice
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