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: CH9019P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

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

2.

Describe 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

4.

Articulate strategies for building capacity for leadership in Christian communities, in light of these traditions of authority and processes of discernment.

Pedagogy

Seminar, lecture, tutorial

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (750 words)

12.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (750 words)

12.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (750 words)

13.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper (750 words)

13.0
Essay

Essay (3000 words)

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-28 10:41:44 +1100