Content

This unit explores the foundational principles of contemplation and its relevance to our life, work and ministry contexts. The formation program will draw on the various contemplative elements of inner silence, solitude, Sabbath, prayer, listening, discernment and the human experience of God. Participants will be invited to reflect on these aspects of contemplation and their impact on their developing awareness of God in their everyday life experience.

Unit Code: DS9201W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate an informed and critical appreciation of contemplation

2.

Articulate an understanding of various experiences of contemplation

3.

Assess models of prayer, listening and action that relate to everyday life experience

4.

Compare and contrast various approaches to contemplative practices as they relate to vocational engagement

5.

Systematically evaluate the lectio divina approach to contemplative practice

6.

Creatively apply the principles of contemplative practice to discernment processes in life decisions

Pedagogy

There will be lectures, experiential workshops, a retreat experience and a field trip

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2,500 word essay or ministry project

50.0

1,500 word field-trip report

30.0

2,000 word Journal

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 15 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-17 16:22:27 +1100