Content

This unit considers the central role Discernment plays in spiritual direction, including the discernment of spirits and the means of identifying God’s Spirit from spirits not of God. The central role examination of conscience plays in the spiritual life and in spiritual direction will also be considered. Drawing on the insights of Christian theology and spirituality and modern science, the unit explores the deep interconnectedness of all life, and examines the link between Eco-spirituality and spiritual direction.

Unit Code: DD8702Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Spiritual Direction

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Understand and articulate the processes of discerning the spirits (towards God and away from God) informed by their own and others’ experience and the wisdom of tradition

2.

Demonstrate an ability to apply this understanding to the practice of the ministry of spiritual direction

3.

Demonstrate awareness of theories relating to the interconnectedness of all life and the relevance of ecological spirituality to the contemplative practice of spiritual direction

4.

Communicate this knowledge, and its implications for humanity and all forms of life, to others in a practical and useful form

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

3000 word essay on Discernment

50.0

3000 word essay on Eco-spirituality

50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-03 07:53:06 +1000