Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

HIST308 New Zealand Society and Religion

The professed and actual religions of New Zealanders and their social impact.

This paper surveys the religious history of New Zealand from the pre-European Māori world to the rise of Destiny Church during the 1990s. Themes include Māori prophets and religious movements; race, class and gender; war and peace; science and religion; freethinkers, atheists and agnostics; secularisation since the 1960s. The aim of the paper is to understand how and why New Zealand society shaped and was shaped by the religious and secular beliefs and practices of its inhabitants.

Paper title New Zealand Society and Religion
Paper code HIST308
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
18 200-level HIST, ARTH or ARTV points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
john.stenhouse@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor John Stenhouse
Textbooks
Recommended:

Allan K. Davidson, Christianity in Aotearoa: a history of church and society in New Zealand, 3rd edition, (Wellington, 2004)

Allan K. Davidson and Peter Lineham, eds, Transplanted Christianity: Documents illustrating aspects of New Zealand church history, 3rd edition (Palmerston North, 1995)

In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Gain an understanding of how and why the inhabitants of New Zealand have changed and adapted their religious beliefs and behaviours from the early 19th century to the more secular society of today
  • Learn to engage with lively debates in the international secondary literature and to assess differing historical interpretations from critical interdisciplinary perspectives.

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 11, 13-14, 18, 20, 22
T2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 11, 13-14, 18, 20, 22

The professed and actual religions of New Zealanders and their social impact.

This paper surveys the religious and secular history of New Zealand from the pre-European M?üori world to the rise of Destiny Church during the 1990s. Themes include M?üori prophets and religious movements; race, class and gender; war and peace; science and religion; freethinkers, atheists and agnostics; secularisation since the 1960s. The aim of the paper is to understand how and why New Zealand society shaped and was shaped by the religious and secular beliefs and practices of its inhabitants.

Paper title New Zealand Society and Religion
Paper code HIST308
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
18 200-level HIST, ARTH or ARTV points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
john.stenhouse@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor John Stenhouse
Textbooks
Recommended:

Allan K. Davidson, Christianity in Aotearoa: a history of church and society in New Zealand, 3rd edition, (Wellington, 2004)

Allan K. Davidson and Peter Lineham, eds, Transplanted Christianity: Documents illustrating aspects of New Zealand church history, 3rd edition (Palmerston North, 1995)

In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Gain an understanding of how and why the inhabitants of New Zealand have changed and adapted their religious beliefs and behaviours from the early 19th century to the more secular society of today
  • Learn to engage with lively debates in the international secondary literature and to assess differing historical interpretations from critical interdisciplinary perspectives.

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Thursday 15:00-15:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22
T2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22