Each student will be expected to be familiar with a general overview of the English spiritual writers of this period and also to undertake the study of five specific writers from among them. The scope of the study will include: Thomas More, John Fisher, Austin Baker, Richard Challoner, Evelyn Underhill, C.S. Lewis; poets John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, G.M. Hopkins, T.S. Eliot and R.S. Thomas; and also some Australian poets including Judith Wright and Les A. Murray.
Unit Code: DS9142C
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Spirituality
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Situate each of the authors to his/her context
Evaluate the extent to which each has been influenced by his/her religious and social context
Analyze the extent to which a particular author relates to the overall development of theological and spiritual understanding
Critically evaluate the abiding value of the author’s work
Demonstrate a capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.
5500 word essay
Weekly seminar notes (equivalent of 1,500 words for the semester)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-30 14:25:15 +1000