Origins and Development of the Early Church
This course surveys the development of the Christian Church from its beginnings in Jewish Christianity through to the early Middle Ages. Main areas include the transition from insecurity and persecution to acceptance as the religion of the empire; the Church Fathers and the beginnings of Christian theology and spirituality; the effects of tribal invasions, the spread of Islam and divisions between East and West in the Church.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Semester 2 - 2014
(Seminar - Broken Bay Institute)
Semester 2 - 2014 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the beginnings and early development of the Christian Church with a survey overview; 2. Relate their understanding of the development of the Christian churches to factors influencing the history of the Roman Empire; 3. Examine illustrative examples of early Christian life and theology as the expression of a changing Christian identity under the pressure of different social contexts; 4. Make critical use of primary sources in constructing a historical account.
The course will be organised around the following themes:
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO6002 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6002.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for RELT6002|