The Church: Foundations and Experience
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|UoN Broken Bay Instit - Online||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010
What is a Christian church? Why does it matter? Over the past two millennia diverse Christian traditions have had a tremendous impact upon western notions of the self, belief, and the State. This course will therefore help students understand the relationship between the church's intrinsic nature (its distinctive practices and beliefs) and its socio-political location within western culture. Topics may include: the rise of Christianity within the urban Roman empire; the nature of Christian worship in terms of Eastern Orthodox and Reformation iconoclasm; the impact of the Enlightenment; and, the shape of the church in the global multicultural societies of today.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic aspects of a theology of the church.
2. Articulate the different stages of the formation of Christian identity and culture;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the plurality of Christian traditions.
4. Articulate initial theological judgment in relations to Christian thoughts and practices.
Students doing this course in internal mode will be required to attend three hours of lectures and seminars each week on relevant topics.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term