A study of the nature, content, and spiritual theology of the foundational texts of the Franciscan movement according to the latest critical research. The texts will be studied within the context of the development of the Franciscan movement and the religious trends of the thirteenth century. Particular themes will be identified as being integral to an understanding of the Franciscan charism and their relevance to contemporary Franciscan experience.

Unit Code: DS1302C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate knowledge of the tradition, history and the corpus of writings attributed to Francis of Assisi and Clare of Assisi


Articulate the significance, content and value of the writings of Francis of Assisi and Clare of Assisi for life and ministry


Demonstrate an understanding of selected texts of Francis of Assisi and Clare of Assisi


Identify particular themes in Francis of Assisi and Clare of Assisi’s theological and mystical thought as expressed in their writings


Lectures, seminars/tutorials


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-06 10:31:10 +1000