Introduction to the History of Christianity

Department of Theology and Religion, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law


Code 25638

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1 or 2

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

This module introduces students to the history of Christianity from the early church to the present, with particular focus on schisms and denominational histories, including Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, the early and later Protestant Reformation, non-conformist churches, and the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement of the twentieth century. Attention will be given to global Christianity, and the relationship between church and state and Christianity and society.

Teaching and learning methods

The course will be delivered principally through interactive lectures, which will provide a broad range of information and ideas and also afford students the opportunity of exploring aspects of this material in more detail through group discussion and interaction. WebCT will be used to support these teaching and learning activities where appropriate.