Church History Foundations

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: HIS402
  • 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. Summarise the history of the global church from the end of the first century through to today
  2. Examine significant events and people in church history;
  3. Evaluate the impact the Christian story as it has been lived out in cross cultural contexts
  4. Document the historical and contextual influences of the Church in a local community;
  5. Explain the importance of past foundations and future directions of the church.

Subject Content

  1. Why Study Church History?
  2. Early Church
  3. Constantine and Fall of Rome
  4. Monasticism, Mysticism and Spirituality
  5. Eastern Orthodox Church
  6. Rise of Islam
  7. Crusades and Renaissance
  8. Reformation Challenges and Conflict
  9. Age of Reason and Revival
  10. World Missions
  11. Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements
  12. Global Church
  13. 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 or Field Assignment Report (25%)

Prescribed Text

Primary Readings provided.