Early Church History
|Subject Code||CH301 - Undergraduate|
|CH501 - Graduate|
|Title||Early Church History|
|Study Modes||On Campus, Distance|
|Availability||Semester 1, 2015|
|Type||Regular or Elective|
This period of church history is perhaps the most significant of all. It is the time when the early Christians developed their understanding of the person of Christ, the Trinity, the Scriptures, the nature of the church and ministry. They faced enormous trials of physical persecution, and the challenges of false teachings. During this time the creeds, the statements of what we believe, were hammered out and have been the standard of Christianity right through to today. In studying Early Church History the student will have a grounding in where all the key beliefs of Christianity came from, and how these apply today. Graduate students will also undertake a study of the Confessions of Augustine.(It is particularly helpful to have this historical understanding prior to studying theology.)
Prerequisites and Exclusions
There are no pre-requisites for this subject.
Early Church History will require a time commitment on behalf of the student.
If you are studying online you will need to commit to approximately 10 hours per week.
If you are studying on campus you will need to commit to 3 hours of lecture time and approximately 7 hours private study per week.
M.Th. (Hons) – South Africa Theological Seminary, South Africa
Grad. Dip. Ministry – Melbourne College of Divinity, Melbourne
Dip. Theol. – Melbourne College of Divinity, Melbourne
Whatever method of study you choose, you will require Internet access to access the resources on our eCampus.