Information on Church History Course Units
The History of the Early Church course unit is designed to provide students with an overview and general understanding of the early centuries of Christian history. In this course we study the early history of the Church established by Christ, focusing on the challenges that the Christians of this period faced as they attempted to understand and live out their faith.
H3040 Reformations: Churches in the 16th Century
The contemporary religious landscape is still marked by the creative, yet destructive, upheavals experienced within the cultural, theological and devotional life of the sixteenth-century Church in Europe. This course examines that abiding inheritance and pays particular attention to the Eucharistic disputes of the Reformation period.
H3050 Modern Church History
H3060 The Catholic Church in New Zealand
Pre-requisite: H1010 Early Church History
This course examines the history of the Catholic Church in New Zealand from its origins to the present day. Paying attention to the contexts relevant to New Zealand history and the Church internationally, students will be able to trace and explain the rise of Catholicism in New Zealand, thus providing a context for other theological studies relating to the Church in New Zealand.
Information on Philosophy Course Units
This course examines the origins of philosophy in ancient Greece, its development during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and its encounter with Christian thought during the early Middle Ages. The course covers major thinkers from the Pre-Socratics, Plato and Aristotle through to figures such as Augustine, Boethius and Anselm of Canterbury, especially in terms of their impact on the formation of Western thought and society. Key areas of philosophy explored include epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, and social and political philosophy.
W1000 Logic and Critical Thinking
W2000 Late Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
W2020 Moral Philosophy
Moral Philosophy is the study of how humans approach, understand, justify, and engage moral principles and theories. The course firstly explores metaethical issues of subjectivism, relativism, and divine command. Secondly, it explores normative theories of utilitarianism, deontology, natural law, and virtue ethics.
W7309 From Descartes to Kant