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To the Ends of the Earth: The History of Lutheranism in Australia

Code: CH8040L
Points: 24
Online (live-stream)

This unit introduces students to key people, events, and doctrinal themes in the history of Lutheranism in Australia. Students will critically analyse and evaluate the Lutheran emigration to Australia, settlement, growth, schooling, early mission, persecution, union, and theological vision. In the context of this history, students will reflect on the issues currently facing the Lutheran Church of Australia. As part of this unit, students will engage in primary research on a local part of the story of Australian Lutheran history which is of personal interest to them.

Discipline: Church History

Study level: Postgraduate Foundational


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Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
  • Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.

Pastor Thomas Pietsch