Content

This unit will provide an in-depth study of the key meditations of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and his Rules for the Discernment of Spirits from a director’s viewpoint. It will enhance a student’s understanding of the essential elements in the art of giving the Exercises.

Unit Code: DS9099J

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Critically reflect on the key meditations of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and his Rules for the Discernment of Spirits

2.

Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the essential elements in the Exercises;

3.

Identify and evaluate the role that each of the key meditations plays in preparing the Exercitant for the Election in the Second Week of the Exercisesa

4.

Appraise the interplay between the Rules for Discernment of Spirits and the Election;

5.

Articulate and analyse the key knowledge required for the giving of the Spiritual Exercises.

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Forum

Engagement with and contribution to online forums equivalent to 1000 words

20.0
Book Review

1000 word Review of literature

20.0
Essay

4000-word integrative essay

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 10 Sep, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-15 09:14:16 +1000