The Christian History Minor within the Bachelor of Theology is designed to prepare students for further studies, postgraduate practical training for vocations in Christian ministry or missions, and various forms of secular employment including religious education. The structure of this Minor builds upon the foundational biblical and theological subjects which make up the compulsory Bachelor of Theology core. The Christian History Minor requires students to acquire a proficiency in a range of historical topics, allowing the student to expand, deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of Christian History particularly in the Australian context. The inclusion of electives in the Bachelor of Theology course provides the student with the opportunity to pursue the study of subjects or areas that have a personal appeal to the student from the subjects contained within the other streams in the Bachelor of Theology program. This element of the course design not only allows for areas of personal interest but also can provide skills required for future vocation such as preaching, teaching or mission work.

Students are required to complete three (3) required units:

AND one (1) of the following

Linked to courses


Unit Required? Upcoming offerings
HS632.306 History of the World Christian Movement [ show ] Required Online Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2021
Online Semester 2, 2020
HS637.306 Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries [ show ] Required Face to face Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2021
HS792.306 Directed Study in History [ show ] Elective Independent/Flexible Semester 1, 2019; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 1, 2020; Semester 2, 2020; Semester 1, 2021, and Semester 2, 2021
HS750.306 Australian Church History [ show ] Required Online Semester 1, 2021
HS631.306 Reformation Church History [ show ] Elective Face to face Semester 1, 2019 and Semester 1, 2021
Online Semester 2, 2020
HS705.306 Early Church History [ show ] Elective Online Summer, 2019 and Summer, 2021
HS775.306 Wesley and the Methodists [ show ] Elective

For the specific requirements of this specialisation, please refer to the course check for this course.

Eastern College Australia is committed to ensuring as much as possible that its classes will run. If enrolments for a class are less than expected a unit may be offered in a different form such as less face to face classes or online so that it is still available to students.