Content

This unit explores the development and structure of the Rule of St Benedict with an emphasis on the study of primary sources and the spirituality underlying the Rule. It will examine the significance of the Rule throughout history as well as its importance as a source of formation for ministry in the life of the Church today and for the future.

Unit Code: CH3050P

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.

Outline the key sources for the structure and development of the Rule of St Benedict.

2.

Articulate key principles of historical interpretation of ancient Christian sources of the Rule

3.

Identify key features of the spirituality emanating from the Rule

4.

Exegete selected passages in the Rule.

5.

Discuss the implications of the understanding of the Rule for ministry in the contemporary Christian church.

Pedagogy

7 days intensive, lecture/seminar style and website resources

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Overview Exercise (800 words)

20.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegesis of the Rule Essay (1200 words)

30.0
Essay

Research Essay (3000 words)

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-22 11:39:36 +1100