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Globalisation of Modern Christianity (THE622)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Description This unit looks at how Christianity developed from a predominantly European religion to a genuinely world faith that, since the sixteenth century is now located in every part of the globe. Topics covered in the unit will include the Roman Catholic missions beginning in the sixteenth century, and Protestant missionary movement commencing from the eighteenth century. Connections between Christianity and European imperialisms will be explored, along with ways in which Christianity was shaped by its encounters with indigenous societies.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand that Christianity is a religion with a complex history of geographical and cultural expansion.
2. Develop an awareness of the issues surrounding the cultural encounters between Western Christianity and other cultures.
3. Develop skills of comprehending and criticising the scholarly interpretations of the history of Christianity since the sixteenth century.
4. Improve research skills through guided independent learning.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; Seminars: 1 hour per fortnight.
Assessment 2 x 2000 word critical prose essays plus a 2 hour closed book exam.
Prerequisites Enrolment in graduate level study.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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