HS502.306 Introduction to Christian History OR HS570.306 The World We Live In: World History Since 1945



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit examines the life of John Wesley and the rise of eighteenth century Methodism as a transatlantic movement. The major biographical turning points in Wesley’s life will be covered, as well as his role as the founder of a movement, as an evangelist, as a theologian, and as a controversialist. The distinctive ecclesiastical shape of Methodism, its societies, classes, bands, and preaching circuits, will be examined. The unit will cover the development of Methodism around the globe with a particular focus on America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands. The internationalization of Wesleyan-holiness denominations, including the emergence of a number of holiness movement churches in Australia, such as the Church of the Nazarene, the Church of God (Anderson), the Church of God (Cleveland) and the Wesleyan Methodist Church, in the years following the Second World War and their subsequent history will be considered.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include some or all of the following: lectures and tutorials; residential and weekend schools; class discussions; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction.

Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.