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: CH9320Y

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.

Evaluate Christian traditions concerning Mary in the light of their biblical foundations

2.

Explain development in the theologies about, cults of, and devotion to Mary because of their historical context

3.

Analyse the mutual effect of developments in theological reflection upon Mary and of cultural and artistic expressions of her and her cult

4.

Assess critically 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

A Foundational unit in either CH or CT or DS

Pedagogy

Lecture, seminar, Gallery visit

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Reflections – 700 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 700 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 700 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 700 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 700 words

10.0
Essay

Reflections – 700 words

10.0
Essay

Major 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 14:29:30 +1100