CH201 The Church to 1550

This is a foundational subject that is particularly helpful to have prior to studying theology as it establishes and develops historical understanding.

Subject CodeCH201 - Diploma
Study ModesMST Wantirna Campus
Next AvailableSemester 1, 2017

Dr. Michael Bräutigam


In this subject, you will learn of the major phases and developments in Church History up till 1550, from the early church under the Roman Empire up until the Reformation. You will study the key people in the history of Christianity and the impact of the world around them on Christian beliefs. You will come to appreciate the problems, opportunities and attitudes of past Christians in their interaction with the societies in which they lived and will learn to apply what you learn to your life and ministry today.


    This subject will be taught by Dr. Michael Bräutigam.

      Time Commitment

      This subject will require a time commitment of roughly 6-8 hours per week, which is made up of both lecture/in-class time and self directed study.

      Whatever method of study you choose, you will require Internet access to access the resources on our eCampus.


        Assessments will be advised first week of class.

          Required Textbook

          Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation (Vol. 1. 2nd ed.; New York: Harper Collins, 2010).

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