HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

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ABOUT THE LECTURER

Rev. Dr Damon Adams originally trained as a Presbyterian minister and was later ordained as a Pentecostal minister. Damon has lectured in Historical Theology, John Knox Theological College, Sydney; Theology, Biblical Studies and Church History, Tabor College, Tasmania; and is currently Senior Lecturer in Theology, Biblical Studies and Church History at Alphacrucis College, Hobart Campus, Tasmania. Additionally, Damon is presently the History Subject Coordinator at Alphacrucis. Damon holds a PhD in Theology.

COURSE INTRO

Take your understanding of the History of Christianity to another level with our insightful and challenging one week intensive. Learn to critically analyse the importance of past foundations and future directions of the church. Gain an in-depth understanding of how the church has interacted with society over time and how identity formations in the Christian story have been lived out in cross-cultural contexts.

COURSE OUTCOME

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Display detailed knowledge of the methods and skills used by historians, including those used to study primary documents, movements, issues and time periods
  • Describe the sweep of the Christian tradition from both an historical and global perspective
  • Critically analyse the importance of past foundations and future directions of the church
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the interaction of the church with wider society over time
  • Recognise the role of identity formations (e.g. gender and racial diversity, nationalisms and transnationalisms) in the Christian story as it has been lived out in cross cultural contexts.