Reform and Reformers

The Reformation of the 16th century is a pivotal period in the history of the church, marking the emergence of Protestantism and generating renewal in Catholicism. The unit Reform and Reformers provide students with a survey of this period, with a focus on its leading figures and key events to help students to understand the significance of the Reformation period for the nature and emphases of the church today. 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 Reformation in Europe and Britain;
  2. explain the main doctrinal and institutional developments that occurred in the Reformation;
  3. compare the contribution of key figures to the Reformation;
  4. utilise appropriate academic sources to inform their understanding of the Reformation;
  5. apply their knowledge of Reformation history to an understanding of the main differences amongst Christian churches today.
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