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THL332 Christian Mission: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (8)


This subject deals with the foundations of Christian missionary outreach. Students will examine the development of mission from the Apostolic Age to 1750 and the era of expansion from 1759-1914. The subject provides a review of mission in Australia and reflects on world mission in the twentieth century.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Theology

Assumed Knowledge

THL131 and THL123

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to discuss the general history of the Christian missionary enterprise from the apostolic age to 1750
- be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of missionary expansion from 1750 to the present
- have critically engaged with emerging paradigms for mission
- be able to either demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the history of mission in one geographical region or the life and work of a significant missionary or indigenous church leader


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Mission from the Apostolic Age to 1750 - Mission in the era of expansion 1759-1914 - Mission and Indigenous Australia - Paradigms for emerging mission in the twentieth century and beyond

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 5 day residential school. This residential school provides students with the opportunity of engaging with the subject matter in an intensive manner in a group setting. Activitives include lectures, tutorial presentations, and library research.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.