Content

This unit explores the place of Mary in the tradition of western Christianity, through various prisms: theology, scripture, art, spirituality, history, hymnody and more. Mary will be studied using the tools of these disciplines. The unit will consider the role of Mary in history, culture and theology both methodically and critically.

Unit Code: CH2320Y

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.

Identify the biblical foundations to Christian traditions concerning Mary

2.

Situate the theologies about, cults of and devotion to Mary within their historical context

3.

Link the developments in theological reflection upon Mary to cultural and artistic expressions of her and her cult

4.

Provide a critique of a Marian spirituality in the light of the theological, biblical and historical traditions concerning Mary

5.

Present a sustained and multidisciplinary argument on a selected aspect of the Christian tradition concerning Mary

Unit sequence

CH1001 or CT1001 or DS1000Y or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lecture, seminar, Gallery visit

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Reflections – 500 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 500 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 500 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 500 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 500 words

10.0
Essay

Major Essay – 2000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-20 10:59:29 +1100