Byzantine fresco of the First Council of Nicaea. Church of St. Nicholas, Myra

Semester 1 unit | Crises, Controversies, and Councils: Christianity Under Construction

Semester 1 unit at Trinity College Theological School

In this unit students will undertake an historical theological study of the first five centuries of Christianity with an emphasis on the developments in doctrine and liturgical practice across the Christian communities of the Middle East, North Africa, and Western Europe. Students will examine how the formal clarification of doctrine emerged out of apologetic and exegetical controversies, that pushed the Church to the limits of its language about God.

This unit will run every Thursday (9:30am-12:30pm) during semester 1, 2022 at Trinity College Theological School in Melbourne.

Unit details

College Trinity College Theological School
Lecturer The Rev Dr Professor Mark Lindsay
Level Level 1; Level 8
Study Mode Face-to-face


Unit Code
(with link to UMS)
CH1100T (Face-to-face, undergraduate)

CH1109T (online, undergraduate)

CH8100T (Face-to-face, postgraduate)

CH8109T (online, postgraduate)

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