(NAIITS Indigenous unit – open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants)
Students will be introduced to a ‘spirituality’ or way of life that grows from the roots of both Indigenous and Christian traditions, noting that there are many ways of mingling the two into one set of practices and rituals. Along the way, students will be invited to consider the value and meaning of practices such as communality, kinship, guidance, initiation, worship, prayer, hospitality, prophecy, evangelisation, sacrifice and solidarity, especially as these are performed by Indigenous peoples. They will also engage with resources that will help them articulate a Christian and Indigenous critique of the dominant forms of spirituality in Modernity.
Unit code: DS8050W
Unit status: Approved (Minor revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Spirituality
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
Articulate a personal ‘spirituality’ that draws, in a nuanced and informed manner, on notions of the good life that are both Indigenous and Christian.
Articulate a theological critique of forms of spirituality that are driven by individualism, capitalism, and consumerism.
Design and choreograph a Christian ritual that is contextually appropriate for a specified Indigenous community.
Identify or design a form of daily prayer or meditation that draws, in a nuanced way, on both Christian and Indigenous forms of spiritual practice.
Prerequisites: CT8102W Introduction to Indigenous Theology or BN8002W Introducing the New Testament Narrative
Face to Face: Lectures, Discussion groups Online: Reading comprehension quizzes, online discussions
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 20 Oct, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-10-20 16:10:22 +1100