Australia has undergone far-reaching changes, becoming a multi-cultural and multi-faith society. That is the context in which the Catholic Church in Australia seeks to give witness to the person and message of Jesus Christ. This unit studies the magisterial documents which show the advantages and challenges of this new situation. The unit will also provide an introduction to the major world religions in order to contextualise the discussion. Within this inter-religious context, the unit considers a number of crucial theological themes such as Christology, grace, and salvation. It also introduces students to models of inter-religious dialogue. Finally, it explores ways in which the Church can be an instrument of peace and harmonious development.
Unit Code: DP3014C
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Demonstrate a sound understanding of the role of inter-religious relations in a multi faith world, with particular reference to Australia;
Explain and elaborate on Magisterial teaching on the value of inter-religious dialogue, with special reference to the Church's mission;
Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the Jewish, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions;
Outline the various issues in Christology, grace and salvation in the context of inter-religious dialogue;
Apply the forms of inter-religious dialogue creatively to the work of peace and justice;
Demonstrate a sound capacity for generic critical thinking and reasoning skills, as well as scholarly presentation of written material.
Lectures help the students appreciate the many aspects of the complex subject and develop their ability to reflect and critique, while the practicum provides them with “real-life” experiences where they can develop their appreciation of the work of interreligious justice and peace.
500-word tutorial paper
500-word personal reflection
1-hour written examination
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-25 12:21:40 +1000