The Restoration Movement

This unit explores the historical and sociological influences that led to various movements of primitive Christianity around the world with a particular emphasis on the Restoration Movement. Geographical, sociological and philosophical frontiers are explored as a significant drivers of the fresh expressions of simple Christianity that have continued to spark over the last 500 years and remain relevant today.

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. Understand the key theological features of various groups that throughout history have sought renewal, restoration, or reformation of the Church.
  2. Recognise the role specific historical and sociological factors have played in influencing change within Christianity.
  3. Compare the theological similarities and differences of the groups’ studied.
  4. Explain the theological emphases of the Restoration Movement.
  5. Apply the insights of the Restoration Movement to contemporary ‘Frontier Thinkers’; with a focus on the strengths and weakness of new directions.
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