This subject addresses the development of historical thought and method from classical Greece to the present day, with reference to both religious history and the discipline of history generally. Students will consider the meaning, purpose and social functions of historical writing, as well as assess critically the methods, models and interpretations employed by different historical schools and traditions. In addition, they will examine trends in recent historical thought and practice, and explore the influence of disciplines such as theology, sociology and anthropology on religious history, as well as of movements such as postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism.
School of Theology
Master of Theology and Bachelor of Theology (Honours) students only.
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