This unit explores the history of the Church’s liturgy, focussing especially on key developments in the ancient/patristic, medieval and modern periods. Taking “heaven” and “earth” as metaphors of “transcendence” and “immanence,” the course explores how the liturgy expressed a different matrix or relationship between transcendence and immanence in each major historical period. With special reference to the Eucharist throughout, students are encouraged to discover the dynamic role liturgy has played in the Church’s navigation of two millennia of history.
Unit code: DL9240Y
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Liturgy
Proposing College: Yarra Theological UnionShow when this unit is running
Identify and explain key historical developments in the liturgy
Reflect critically on the use of concepts such as transcendence and immanence in tracking the history of the liturgy
Articulate how key historical developments in the liturgy have been reflected in Eucharistic celebration.
Analyse significant primary and secondary sources relating to key historical developments in the liturgy
Critically evaluate the nature and purpose of liturgical reform in the modern Church
Compare, analyse and assess arguments formulated by historians in explaining the evolution of the liturgy
24 points at level 8. This is an entry level unit in liturgy, but builds on study in other disciplines
This entire unit will be run using the flipped learning approach. Students will be provided with readings (and potentially lecture videos) and reflection tasks to complete before class. During class, students will engage in a range of activities, discussions and debates designed to develop and deepen their understanding and articulation of learning outcomes.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 9 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-09 17:57:08 +1000