Content

This unit will explore the connections between spirituality and the issues, contexts and experiences of everyday life. Drawing upon the disciplines of sociology, psychology, biblical studies, theology and history, explorations will be made of contexts such as the home, workplace and neighbourhood, and activities such as eating, sleeping and recreation, with a view to discovering the presence and purposes of God in them.

Unit Code: DS9021W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify and evaluate models of spirituality that embrace the contexts, activities, and relationships of daily life rather than negate or marginalize them

2.

Engage with resources of the Christian faith — biblical, historical, theological — and critically examine their relevance to the challenges of contemporary life

3.

Articulate an understanding of how their own spirituality is more thoroughly integrated with their daily lives

4.

Demonstrate a capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.

Unit sequence:

This unit builds on 1 foundation unit of study in Field D, and 30 points in Field B or C.

Pedagogy

This unit encourages students to engage with theoretical materials applying their theological understanding to lived experience. They are prompted to interact with lecture materials, group discussion, as well as reflective exercises and shared meals. Through content delivery, theological reflection methods, practice exercises and various assessment tools, learning opportunities will be offered.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1750 word Tutorial Paper

20.0

1750 word Tutorial Paper

20.0

Essay (3500 words)

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-14 11:45:56 +1000