Content

This unit provides the opportunity for theological engagement from a number of perspectives on a selected hot-button cultural, social, or political issue, for example: borders, science and religion, good and evil. It introduces the student to a range of methods (linguistic, hermeneutical, historical, feminist, systematic, philosophical, artistic, liturgical, intercultural) and shows how these contribute to debates underway in the contested public sphere.

Unit Code: AR8000P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Religious Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate the limits and strengths of interdisciplinary conversation

2.

Outline the range of methodological resources and perspectives basic to each theological discipline

3.

Evaluate how the theological disciplines marshal different authorities to approach the same question

4.

Identify theological resources which might assist when participating in contested public debates

5.

Demonstrate an awareness of the theological dimensions of a particular issue present in public discourse

Pedagogy

Face to Face: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

A 4000 word essay which takes the select issue and develops a multi-disciplinary response, considering the variety of methods and perspectives which might inform the question.

60.0
Portfolio

A portfolio which provides an overview of how one or more theological discipline approaches a select issue. This may consist of written reflections, including the identification of key ideas or methods, mind-maps, timelines, diagrams, bibliographies, or any other common method of capturing thoughts and setting them into relationship (2000 word equivalent)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-05 14:03:03 +1100