Content

This unit will provide an in-depth study of the four “Weeks” of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It will approach the Weeks of the Exercises from the perspective of the purgative or healing mode (The First Week), the illuminative mode (The Second Week), and the unitive mode (The Third and Fourth Weeks). The dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises — the way in which the various elements relate and interact with each other — will also be explored.

Unit Code: DS9089J

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe and demonstrate an understanding of the different modes (or “Weeks”) of the Exercises, namely the purgative or healing mode (The First Week), the illuminative mode (The Second Week), and the unitive mode (The Third and Fourth Weeks)

2.

Articulate and illustrate the significance of the Annotations for both Exercitant and director

3.

Identify in the Second Week the interplay between the key meditations and the Election

4.

Give an overview of the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: old codes: DS9108F / DS9019F

Pedagogy

12 weekly sessions, requiring online participation. Each session will consist of: (i) online resources on the theoretical understanding of the Weeks of Spiritual Exercises, (ii) guided reading, (iii) personal reflection, and (iv) facilitated interaction in an online forum.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

5000-word integrative essay

80.0
Forum
Engagement with and contribution to sharing groups equivalent to 1000 words 20% Throughout the intensive    1, 2, 3, 4
20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-15 08:27:29 +1000