This unit explores the nature of Christian spirituality from a Lutheran perspective. Attention is given to how spirituality is affected by personal experience and context and how this in turn is expressed in both beliefs and practices. The unit examines the key elements and emphases of Lutheran spirituality and explores a number of personal and corporate spiritual disciplines as well as various traditions in Christian spirituality. The unit concludes with an analysis of secular spirituality today.

Unit Code: CT3121L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Outline and interpret the different aspects of Christian spirituality


Examine at least one significant tradition of Christian spirituality and identify the potential benefits of these traditions for the student’s own spirituality


Contrast and critique the key elements and emphases of Lutheran spirituality with other forms of Christian spirituality


Analyse and interpret common elements of secular spirituality today


Critically reflect on their own personal spirituality in light of learnings from the unit

Unit sequence

At least 36 points in Field C is desirable


Learner-centred approach, incorporating strategies such as lectures, group discussion and debate, reporting on weekly set readings, visual representation of ideas by students, personal reflection and brainstorming


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay 1500 30.0
Essay 2500 50.0
Summative Reflection 1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2020-02-20 10:38:24 +1100