This unit will explore the tradition and teaching of the church’s liturgical practice across ecumenical borders. It will begin with an historical overview of liturgical developments, including the early Church and the Reformation, and more recent movements for renewal, particularly since Vatican II. It will focus on the role of liturgy in the life of the church, and fundamental dimensions of liturgy such as symbol and ritual, the Word of God, the rhythms of time and liturgical space, and the dynamic interplay of liturgy, life and mission. The pastoral application of this learning will be a focus of the unit.

Unit Code: DL1200T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Account for the centrality of liturgy in the life of the church, in relation to its historical roots


Explain the nature of liturgy as enacted symbol, identifying the core symbols


Articulate and illustrate the connection between worship, christian living and mission


Utilise liturgical books and other resources to prepare specific pastoral liturgies


Identify principles for the appropriate shaping and use of liturgy in different contexts.


Lectures, discussion, class presentations


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay of 1500 words

1500 40.0
Case Study

Essay of 1500 words with case study

1500 45.0

Journal (tutorial reflection for Online) equivalent of 1000 words

1000 15.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-22 12:48:09 +1000