This unit covers three main areas of content: 1. Corporate Christian worship—exploring the biblical foundation of worship, the understanding of worship from a Lutheran perspective, the Trinitarian and Christological nature of worship, worship as divine service, the work of the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament , and the purpose of the liturgy; 2. Personal spiritual formation—exploring Christian spirituality both as a form of practice and as a field of theological inquiry. Luther’s catechetical framework serves as a resource for meditation and prayer as students learn to pray the catechism; 3. The relationship between corporate worship and personal spirituality, including the church’s tradition of public prayer as a resource for personal spirituality.
Unit Code: DP1140L
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Articulate the biblical and Lutheran foundations of worship
Identify and explain key elements in a Lutheran theology and practice of spirituality
Formulate working definitions or ‘spirituality’ and ‘worship’ in a Lutheran context
Reflect on the relationship between the church’s practice of public prayer and personal spirituality especially in relationship to the use of the Small Catechism in corporate and personal prayer
This unit requires the student to have access to online unit material and weekly seminars (hopefully as a study cohort). Students will engage with foundational biblical and confessional understandings of worship and spirituality from a Lutheran perspective. Weekly topical content, weekly readings and reflection on selected readings in the workbook provide the basis for weekly discussions. The two essays provide the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their learning from reflection on readings and discussion.
Report 1000 words
Essay (corporate worship) 1500 words
Essay (personal spirituality) 1500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:12:16 +1100