The Capstone by integrative essay provides students completing Theology and Divinity Masters awards opportunity to demonstrate learning accumulated across their preceding coursework. Students will formulate a distinctive topic, question, or theme for enquiry. An integrative approach will be taken, drawing upon at least two disciplines within theological studies. Students will be expected to use skills developed in their award, including but not limited to, research, examination of texts or the work of a specific author, critically appraisal of scholarship and theological reflection. The results of the enquiry will facilitate questions for exploring further work in scholarly discussion, recommendations for ministry or pastoral settings, or other relevant means of engagement in contemporary settings.
Unit code: XX9970W
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Capstone
Unit discipline: Capstone Other X
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
Explain an issue or theme and how it relates to different areas of theological study.
Critically review distinctive perspectives presented by scholarship, sources or traditions across multiple disciplines relating to a specific issue or theme.
Critique these perspectives and their potential impact on, scholarship, ministry, or faith practice.
Propose solutions or new areas of investigation suitable for a specific audience related to the subject of enquiry.
May only be undertaken within the final two semesters of the Master of Divinity, Master of Theology (Coursework) or Master of Theological Studies
The research and reading for this unit will be determined by the student in consultation with their supervisor. The additional readings below provide frameworks for use in developing a method for theological reflection.
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One exegetical paper, primary document study or book review
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 2 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-02 11:36:07 +1000