Church History Foundations

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: HIS102
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Emma Austin

Awards offering Church History Foundations

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Acquire a general knowledge of the history of the global church from the end of the first century through to today
  2. Discuss significant events and people in church history;
  3. Recognise the impact the Christian story as it has been lived out in cross cultural contexts
  4. Explain the historical and contextual influences of the Church in a local community;
  5. Identify the importance of past foundations and future directions of the church;

Subject Content

  • Why Study Church History?
  • Early Church
  • Constantine and Fall of Rome
  • Monasticism, Mysticism and Spirituality
  • Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Rise of Islam
  • Crusades and Renaissance
  • Reformation Challenges and Conflict
  • Age of Reason and Revival
  • World Missions
  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements
  • Global Church
  • Church Today and Tomorrow

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive 
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Weekly Quizzes (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Documentary Analysis of Field Assignment Report (25%)

Prescribed Text

Primary Readings provided.