THEL103 - Christianity Established: From Sect to Society

10 cp
Prerequisites: Nil
Incompatible: THCT103 Christianity Established: From Sect to Society
Teaching Organisation: This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures and tutorials, and may involve video-conferencing and online interaction. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.

This unit introduces students to the Christian world of the first six centuries. It examines the internal and external factors that were involved in the development of the Christian community from an outlawed sect to an influential organisation, with a coherent expression of faith that was to play a key role in developments within European society over the next millennium and beyond. The survey of the social, political and cultural impact of early Christianity will provide the basis for subsequent study of the Christian Church in its later manifestations.