Content

This unit explores the nature of Christian spirituality from a Lutheran perspective. Attention is given to how spirituality is affected by personal experience and context and how this in turn is expressed in both beliefs and practices. The unit examines the key elements and emphases of Lutheran spirituality and explores a number of personal and corporate spiritual disciplines as well as various traditions in Christian spirituality. The unit concludes with an analysis of secular spirituality today.

Unit Code: CT8221L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline different aspects of Christian spirituality

2.

Examine at least one significant tradition of Christian spirituality and identify the potential benefits of this tradition for the student’s own spirituality

3.

Contrast the key elements and emphases of Lutheran spirituality with other forms of Christian spirituality

4.

Analyse common elements of secular spirituality today

5.

Critically reflect on their own personal spirituality in light of learnings from the unit

Pedagogy

Learner-centred approach, incorporating strategies such as lectures, group discussion and debate, reporting on weekly set readings, visual representation of ideas by students, personal reflection and brainstorming.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Essay 2000 words

30.0
Essay

Essay 3500 words

50.0
Summative Reflection

Summative Reflection 1500 words

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-18 09:18:23 +1100