The unit provides an empathetic understanding of the different religions practised in Australia including the Aboriginal religions and the New Religious Movements, in their historic settings. The unit will begin with a description of religion itself and will conclude with an emphasis on comparative theology and inter religious dialogue.

Unit Code: DM2011Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


List the main tenets of at least three religions in Australia


Describe the common aspects of Islam and Christianity


Demonstrate an empathetic understanding of Australian Aboriginal religions


Compare prayer in Christianity and the primal religions


Lectures, tutorials, and class discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Tutorial presentation and discussion of an aspect of Australian Aboriginal religions. Submit the same as a written essay of 2000 words

2000 40.0

2500 word Essay showing the need for understanding and collaboration between religions for a better human society

2500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-04 11:08:44 +1000