The unit provides an empathetic understanding of the different religions practiced in Australia including the Aboriginal religions and the New Religious Movements (NRMs) in their historic settings. The unit will begin with a description of religions itself and will conclude with an emphasis on comparative theology and inter-religious dialogue.
Unit code: DM9011Y
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Missiology
Proposing College: Yarra Theological UnionShow when this unit is running
encapsulate the main tenets of at least three religions in Australia
analyse the common aspects of Islam and Christianity
illustrate an empathetic understanding of Australian Aboriginal religions
compare prayer in Christianity and the primal religions
assess the claims of uniqueness by any one religion
appraise the significance of inter-religious relation in the Australian context
Weekly face-to-face lectures and tutorials or online forums with online learning materials.
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In-class/online oral presentation and discussion of an aspect of Australian Aboriginal religions. Submit the same as a written essay of 3000 words.
5000 word essay demonstrating the need for an understanding and collaboration between religions for a better human society.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 23 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:50 +1000