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: CT8021L
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this unit is running
Distinguish between different aspects of Christian spirituality
Evaluate at least one discipline and one tradition of Christian spirituality and measure the potential benefits of this discipline and tradition for the student’s own spirituality
Compare the key elements and emphases of Lutheran spirituality with other forms of Christian spirituality
Analyse common elements of secular spirituality today and differentiate these from Christian spirituality
Critically reflect on their own personal spirituality in light of learnings from the unit
Course relationship: A level 8 unit in postgraduate theology, ministry and education courses
Online learning: Engagement with online learning materials, which may include audio/video, self-reflection tasks, forums, and asynchronous discussion with lecturer.
Face to Face learning: 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.
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Report on spiritual disciplines and traditions
Essay on Lutheran spirituality
Students reflect on their own spirituality
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 5 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000