H7350
The Reformers and the Reformation

This unit considers the European Reformations of the sixteenth century as a development in history of universal importance. It also introduces the leading figures, theological concerns and key events of the period, and highlights the complexity of interpreting events shaped by differing religious, economic, social and political contexts. After defining the Reformations and their medieval background it moves on to consider the key roles played by Luther, Zwingli and Calvin and the theologies derived from them. The Radical Reformation, he Reformation in Scotland and England, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, and he Legacy of the European Reformation are also considered.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Church History

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

9 credit points in Church History.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain the key details, themes and concepts of this period of the Christian Church
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the genesis of reform and renewal movements in the history of the Church
  3. compare and contrast the various reformations in their national contexts
  4. utilise a broad range of primary sources
  5. demonstrate an appreciation of how the main differences amongst Christian churches today had origins in the Reformation Period.
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