Christianity: History of a Global Religion

Description

This course provides an historical overview of the development of Christianity. Students will be introduced to key factors in the genesis and growth, identity and developing self-understanding of the Christian churches, with particular attention to the interaction of faith and theology within changing social, cultural and intellectual worlds. Following an introduction to the Judaic, Greco-Roman, Near Eastern and African milieus within which Christianity first emerged, the course outlines and critically examines how and why the Christian faith spread across the world and became a global religion. It explores the historic and current diversity of Christianity.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of the historical developments of global Christianity;

2. Analyse source material in Christian history as part of the continuing development of the tradition┬┐s thought and practice;

3. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.

Content

The course critically examines how and why the Christian faith spread across the world and became a global religion.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO1002. Students who have successfully completed THEO1002 are not eligible to enrol in RELT1011.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term