Spirituality for Presiding is designed to nurture leadership in Christian celebration: exploring kinaesthetic and other arts employed in liturgical assembly and encouraging reflection on the pastoral, public and representative vocation of the one who presides. The unit will foster and promote perspectives of ecumenical liturgical renewal, at once grounded in the academic discipline of liturgical theology and concerned with the missional vocation of the church. Special attention will be given to Anglican contexts of worship and a significant proportion of the unit will be given to embodied and enacted liturgical practice.

Unit Code: DL2200T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a range of perspectives from academic liturgical theology on the role of the liturgical presider


Interpret and evaluate liturgical events with critical apparatus from liturgical theology


Articulate the role of liturgical presidency in relation to wider dynamics of pastoral ministry


Construct and enact practices of ministry engaged with liturgical theology on the role of the presider


Lecture, discussion (small group, plenary), online resources, practicum


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Literature review of 1,000 words

1000 15.0
Oral Presentation

Liturgical practicum – the task will involve memorization, unscripted “performance,” and response to three verbal questions, all conducted before instructor and classroom peers.

0 20.0
Learning Resource

Construction of liturgical resources with commentary (2,000 words)

2000 35.0

Essay (1,500)

1500 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-23 11:39:59 +1000