Content

This unit explores the liturgical theology, spirituality and practice underlying the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. Particular emphasis will be placed on the centrality of the Paschal mystery in these liturgical seasons, a critical assessment of this centrality in relation to pastoral praxis today, and the pastoral implications and applications associated with these liturgical moments in the life and mission of the church.

Unit Code: DS8400P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline the developments in the liturgical practices of Lent and Easter and describe their significance

2.

Articulate key principles in the rituals for Lent and Easter

3.

Identify a spirituality emanating from the paschal mystery within Lent and Easter

4.

Demonstrate a critical ability to read and interpret liturgical texts

5.

Formulate implications for pastoral practice related to the liturgical rites

6.

Theorize about the parallel between both the pre-eminence of the Easter Triduum within the liturgical year and that of Sunday in the weekly celebration of the Paschal mystery

Pedagogy

8 days intensive, lecture/seminar style (covering key themes and text in the study Lent and Easter) Practical exercises will be included in this method of delivery

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Reflective Essay (1000 words)

15.0
Journal

Journal (2000 words)

35.0
Essay

Research Essay (3000 words)

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-13 14:53:32 +1000