This is a great introduction to the contributions of the Apostolic Fathers and early Christian Apologists, and explores the early challenges to the Christian movement from within and without.
Close attention is given to church-state relations and the formulation of Christian theology by prominent theologians and significant councils, especially those convened at Nicaea and Chalcedon. We will also examine early Christian monasticism, issues of ethnicity and gender, mission and the claims of the Bishop of Rome to supremacy. This subject ultimately giving us some insights into where we’ve been and how we’ve arrived at today.
Starting 26 February, our Rise of Christianity to 600 CE subject will be taught weekly at our Canberra campus, every Tuesday morning from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. As an Auditing student, you get to sit in and participate in lectures without needing to complete assignments. (You will therefore also receive no credit towards other awards.) You will also get access to St Mark’s theological library resources; a one-year membership worth $70 is included in the audit fee! Best of all, there are no entry requirements to participate.
Single Subject Study gives you the flexibility and the credit, without the commitment of a full degree. Each successful subject completion is creditable towards a Bachelor of Theology. As a Single Subject with CSU, you get to access all subject materials and resources through our online learning environment.
Interested? Just enrol as a Single Subject student through CSU. (Look for THL131/410 Rise of Christianity to 600 CE.)
It’s easy to sign up — just fill in our secure online form below and make your payment by credit card. If you prefer other methods of payment, just called our front office on 02 6272 6252 during office hours, Mondays to Fridays.
The cost of auditing this subject is $240.