Content

In this unit students will explore the various forms or stages of contemplation relating to the shifts in awareness of a person’s relationship with God. The application of contemplative practices associated with these forms or stages are examined to ascertain their influence on deepening awareness of personal spiritual development, vocational discernment, communal engagement and the development of global perspectives.

Unit Code: DS9202W

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.

Articulate an historical framework for the development of contemplation through Christian history from the early Church to the current era

2.

Describe the discipline of contemplation and its relationship to other spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer and intercession

3.

Critically analyse the unique aspects of the various forms of contemplation

4.

Evaluate their own spiritual practices as they relate to contemplation

5.

Describe the relevance of contemplative practices to engagement with the world and diverse contexts and cultures of ministry

Unit sequence:

DS 9201W Art of Contemplative Practice

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, group conversation, reflective practice

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Book Review 1500 words

25.0

Essay 4500 words

75.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-17 07:59:40 +1000