You can study:
- the history of Christianity with particular reference to western Europe, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific;
- the doctrines of the church and their development;
- the influence of philosophy on the development of Christian beliefs and practices;
- methods for studying Christian thought and history;
- the significance of culture and context in contemporary theology;
- Māori Christian theology.
You can study Christian Thought and History as:
- a Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) major or minor subject
- elective courses in the BTheol
- part of the 30 points permitted from non-Arts courses if you are studying a BA.
Find out more about these undergraduate programmes.
From 2014 Christian Thought and History will become part of the subject Theology. Although no longer a separate subject, you will be able to take courses in Christian thought and history as part of Theology. (This change is currently subject to approval for 2014.)
Requirements for a BTheol major and minor
For a single major you must pass at least 135 points in one subject area, including 60 points above Stage II.
For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including 45 points above Stage II in each major.
For a BTheol minor you must pass at least 90 points in another subject area, including 60 points above Stage I and 15 points at Stage III.
University regulations for the Bachelor of Theology
Requirements for a major or minor in Christian Thought and History
You must choose your courses from those listed in the BTheol schedule for Christian Thought and History. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.
2013 BTheol schedule for Christian Thought and History
For help with degree planning
Contact the Arts Students' Centre.
From 2014 the three separate majors currently available for the BTheol (Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History, and Practical Theology) will be replaced by a single major consisting of courses in Theology. These courses will cover topics within these three areas of study. There will no longer be a double major in the BTheol.
This change is currently subject to approval for 2014. Students who first enrolled in the BTheol before 2014 will be entitled to complete their degree under the pre-2014 regulations.