Content

This subject explores the nature and processes of discernment in the Christian tradition, and the relationship of discernment to authority in the Christian community. Taking examples of Christian leadership from within and beyond the church, students will develop definitions of authentic leadership and identify strategies for building the capacity of groups and individuals to make good choices (discernment) and the foundations required for their implementation (authority).

Unit Code: CH3010P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify and evaluate the principles and processes of discernment described in six key texts of the Christian tradition

2.

Identify and evaluate the understanding of authority and the style of leadership advocated by six key authors in the Christian tradition

3.

Analyse a contemporary example of decision making in the public realm in light of these traditions of authority and processes of discernment.

Unit sequence

15 points in CH, 15 points in CT

Pedagogy

Seminar, lecture, tutorial

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (1000 words)

16.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (1000 words)

16.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (1000 words)

18.0
Essay

Essay (2000 words)

50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-21 12:49:35 +1100