This practice-based unit seeks to integrate spirituality into daily life, work, and ministry. It will focus on the notion of ‘wisdom’ and the contribution of Christian wisdom in a context of increasing interest and need for wisdom today. Wisdom will be approached as a way of ‘participatory knowing’ and intrinsically connected to human wholeness. The unit will firstly establish a spirituality of wisdom. It will then propose a ‘wisdom framework’ for practical application with four dimensions: compassion, contemplation, creativity, and communion. Through a process of ‘theological reflection’ students will engage with the framework in an area of life/work of their choosing. Particular attention will be given to ‘caring for the carer’ in a range of contexts. The unit is for anyone who would like to explore a deeper living of spirituality in life and leadership.
Unit code: DP2305C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Describe the meaning of Christian wisdom in relation to other perspectives of wisdom in contemporary context.
Articulate a theology and spirituality of wisdom centred on Jesus as the incarnation of divine wisdom.
Understand the wisdom framework and associated practices and how they relate to a theology of wisdom.
Reflect on and apply a model of theological reflection in conjunction with the wisdom framework to an area of life/work/ministry
Prerequisite: 1 DS, DP or DR unit or equivalent
Learners will engage in intensive mode with lectures, workshops, facilitated peer discussion, electronic resources and practical experience.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 19 Jul, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-10-11 15:57:21 +1100