This unit explores relationships between theology, pastoral practice, and context. It aims to help students develop a reflective capacity in pastoral ministry that is grounded in the Christian tradition, and in particular Christian theology of the human person. Consideration will be given to such matters as: the distinctiveness of ‘pastoral’ care; the roles of prayer, scripture and Christian spirituality in pastoral care; attention to the socio-economic and cultural setting of pastoral care; and differences between various traditions of pastoral theology. Scope will be given for students to explore a range of contextual issues and questions in pastoral ministry.
Unit Code: DP2500T
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
Demonstrate an understanding of biblical and theological foundations of pastoral care
Communicate a foundational theology of the human person
Articulate integrative connections between pastoral practice, theology and context
Engage in the task of integrating theology and pastoral practice.
1 x Level 1 unit in Field D
lectures, discussions, student presentations.
Essay of 1,500 words
Book response of 1,000 words
Essay of 2,000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 23 Oct, 2014
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-14 08:50:59 +1000