Christianity and the Medieval World (RLST2605)


This unit examines the history of Christianity from the late Roman Empire to the close of the Middle Ages. A survey of the chief landmarks of the Christian religion in its social setting, in terms of its significant beliefs, experiences and diverse cultural expressions. A tutorial hour will be devoted to an exploration of some major philosophical and theological themes from Late Antique Christianity to the Middle Ages.

Further unit of study information


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd take home exam (35%), tutorial presentation (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 junior credit points from Studies in Religion

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.