This unit covers three main areas of content: 1.Corporate Christian worship—exploring the biblical foundation of worship, its development, the understanding of worship from a Lutheran perspective, the Trinitarian and Christological nature of worship, worship as divine service, and the role of the means of grace and 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, serving as a resource for meditation and prayer, provides the areas to be covered: the commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, baptism, holy communion, confession and absolution 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: DP1236L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Recognise and describe some important biblical emphases and theological aspects relating to public worship


Analyse and evaluate some secondary literature in the area of worship and liturgy


Reflect on and appraise their current understanding and experience of worship in the light of biblical and theological emphases


Describe and illustrate some key elements in a Lutheran theology and practice of spirituality and reflect on these in relations to their own spiritual journey


Compare and examine the relationship of personal spirituality to the church’s practice of public prayer


Demonstrate use of and interaction with the catechetical resources of the Lutheran tradition


Combination of lecture, discussion, and tutorial.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Workbook 1000 words equivalent

1000 20.0

Essay (corporate worship) 1500 words

1500 40.0

Essay (personal spirituality) 1500 words

1500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:29 +1100