Beginnings and Growth of Christianity

Unit code: CH8001L


This unit engages students in a critical reading of the major events, movements and issues experienced by Christianity from its beginning to the present day; it provides an introduction to historical methodology and key analytical tools; it includes discussion of: Church and society relationships in the first three centuries; the formulation of beliefs in the first five centuries; the Church in an age of social and political collapse and transition—the Dark Ages; the Middle Ages; the Reformation; other movements for reform; missionary movements of the modern era; the shaping and shape of twentieth century Christianity.


Church History

Study level

  • Graduate


  • Nil



Credit points: 15

Not available in 2018

Unit updated: 25/10/2017 8:18am