This unit explores the role of liturgy in the life of the church, traces the development of liturgical worship from its biblical roots through to current Anglican forms of worship, and equips students to plan and lead liturgical worship.

Unit code: DL3033Z

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit discipline: Liturgy

Proposing College: Wollaston Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Articulate the role of liturgy in Christian life


Describe the way in which liturgical traditions have developed


Plan and critique Anglican liturgical worship

Unit sequence

18 points in Church History


Seminars and practicums

Indicative Bibliography

  • Burns, Stephen, Liturgy: SCM Studyguide (2nd ed.; London: SCM Press, 2018)
  • Burns, Stephen and A. Monro, eds, Christian Worship in Australia (Strathfield: St. Pauls, 2009)
  • Davison, Andrew. Why Sacraments? (SPCK, 2013).
  • Ramshaw, G. Christian Worship: 100, 000 Sundays of Rituals and Symbols (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009)
  • Schmit, Clayton J., Sent and Gathered: A Worship Manual for the Missional Church (Baker Academic, 2009)
  • Sherlock, C. Australian Anglicans Worship: performing APBA (Alexandria: Broughton Publishing, 2020)
  • Van Opstal, Sandra Maria, The Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse World (IVP Books, 2016)
  • Varcoe, G., ed. APBA: A Practical Commentary (Alexandria: Broughton Books, 1997)
  • Wells, Samuel, and Abigail Kocher, Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession (Eerdmans, 2014)
  • Williams, Rowan, Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer (SPCK, 2014)


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Skill Demonstration - Worship Planning 1500 35.0
Personal Reflection 500 10.0
Essay 2500 55.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 18 Nov, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-11-18 10:43:44 +1100