Content

This unit explores the meaning of Christian spirituality using the writings of women throughout history. Emphasis will be placed on the historical context of the primary sources used, the struggles of women in coming to find their own voices within their contexts, and their specific literary genres. This study aims to bring the reader to an appreciation of both the significance of these writings for their own times, as well as their continuing relevance to our life and mission in the Christian Church today.

Unit Code: CH2215Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline the elements that identify Christian Spirituality particularly in relation to women’s writings throughout history

2.

Articulate the historical contexts within which women communicate Christian spirituality throughout history

3.

Identify key features of Christian spirituality within women’s writings

4.

Interpret a range of literary genres used by women writers in Christian History

5.

Discuss the implications of the understanding of these texts for ministry in the contemporary Christian church

Pedagogy

Lecture/tutorial/seminar style

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Tutorial Journal – 1000 words

20.0

Tutorial Essay 1000 words

30.0

Research Essay 2000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-19 09:42:12 +1100