This unit will explore the tradition and teaching of the church’s liturgical practice across ecumenical borders. It will begin with an historical overview of liturgical developments, including the early Church and the Reformation, and more recent movements for renewal, particularly since Vatican II. It will focus on the role of liturgy in the life of the church, and fundamental dimensions of liturgy such as symbol and ritual, the Word of God, the rhythms of time and liturgical space, and the dynamic interplay of liturgy, life and mission. The pastoral application of this learning will be a focus of the unit.
Unit Code: DL8200T
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Liturgy
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Account for the centrality of liturgy in the life of the church, in relation to its historical roots
Explain the nature of liturgy as enacted symbol, identifying the core symbols
Articulate and illustrate the connection between worship, Christian living and mission
Utilise liturgical books and other resources to prepare specific pastoral liturgies
Identify principles for the appropriate shaping and use of liturgy in different contexts.
Utilise liturgical books and other resources to prepare context-specific liturgies.
lectures, small group discussion, site visits to liturgical space, online web material, tutorial forums
Compose an annotated eucharistic prayer, with related rubrics, of 2000 words
Essay of 2000 words
Case Study of 1000 words
Journal equivalent of 1000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-24 14:49:36 +1000