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: CH9215Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

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 historical understanding for ministry in the contemporary Christian church

6.

Describe how women did or did not find their voice through their writings in the context of the Church of their times

7.

Demonstrate the critical and creative tension between an understanding of historical texts in their original context and an appreciation of their contemporary value

Pedagogy

Lecture/tutorial/seminar style

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Tutorial Journal 1500 words

20.0

Tutorial Essay 2500 words

30.0

Research Essay 3500 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-24 14:14:54 +1100