This unit offers students the opportunity to draw together the various elements of their study, in order to integrate their learning and articulate their insights. Students will identify key theological, historical and Biblical themes that have implications for life and spiritual formation. Students will research a theme or topic, integrating their learning across their studies. Students will work with a supervisor as well as engage in seminar conversations to develop a bibliography and develop key formational theological concepts. The intent is for students to demonstrate the course learning outcomes, to reflect theologically and produce work of sound academic skill.

Unit code: XX9974W

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit discipline: Capstone Other X

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Integrate the theological, Biblical, historical and practical theological sources to address a theme or approach in the area of spirituality.


Research a topic or theme related to spiritual formation, drawing on a breadth of materials demonstrated in the formation of a Bibliography.


Articulate their theological insights in a seminar context.


Produce a major essay demonstrating the capacity for sound academic practice, theological insight and practical application.

Unit sequence

This capstone unit is completed in the last or second last semester of the Masters of Spirituality award.


several x 1 hour meetings with supervisor 3 peer seminars & 1 presentation

Indicative Bibliography

  • Cameron, H., J. Reader, V. Slater, and C. Rowland. Theological Reflection for Human Flourishing. London: SCM, 2012.
  • Graham, E., H. Walton, and F. Ward. Theological reflection: Methods. London: SCM Press, 2005.
  • Kinast, R. L. Making faith-sense: Theological reflection in everyday life. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1999.
  • Stone, H. W., and J. O. Duke. How to think theologically. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006.

Students to compile additional resources.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)


6000 80.0
Oral Presentation


2000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 13 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2020-10-13 15:06:32 +1100