Content

Cross-cultural Practice of Ministry approaches pastoral theology and practice through the lenses of postcolonial and intercultural theologies (for which, the unit will broadly follow the distinction between and relationship of the two marked out by Brazal and de Guzman), in order to (a) understand dynamics of cross-cultural ministry, (b) scrutinize the majority traditions of pastoral theology, and (c) propose practices of ministry that express postcolonial and intercultural conviction. Examining three major strands in turn—pastoral leadership, liturgical celebration, and interfaith engagement—the unit will include among its foci attention to pastoral encounter between first and second peoples in Australian context.

Unit Code: DA8400P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate core concerns of postcolonial and intercultural theologies, with special reference to their pastoral origins and applications

2.

Appraise the literature of the genre of pastoral theology with the resources of postcolonial and intercultural theologies

3.

Evaluate their own and others’ experience of the practice of ministry

4.

Propose constructive practices of ministry engaged with postcolonial and intercultural theologies

5.

Critique Christian doctrinal construction cross-culturally

Pedagogy

Lecture, guided reading, individual student project

Assessments

Name Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay

Essay, involving literature review

0 40.0
Essay

Essay

0 30.0
Essay

Essay

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 14 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-31 11:07:26 +1000