Content

This unit aims to help students explore Ignatian spirituality through the study of primary sources. By means of a careful reading of the key texts of the Autobiography, the Spiritual Exercises, the Spiritual Diary and the Letters of Ignatius, and with the help of commentaries, students will explore the frameworks, context and practice of Ignatian spirituality. While these foundational texts will be the basis of the unit, some aspects of contemporary interpretations of the Ignatian tradition will also be explored.

Unit Code: DS9211J

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.

Articulate a critical understanding of the life of Ignatius Loyola and his particular contribution to the Christian spiritual tradition

2.

Reflect critically upon key texts in the Ignatian tradition

3.

Assess the Ignatian tradition and its subsequent interpretation, use and development by others

4.

Compare and evaluate contemporary interpretations of the Ignatian tradition

5.

Analyse and evaluate the theological frameworks and components of Ignatian spirituality

6.

Demonstrate a personal integration of the key themes for contemporary practice

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Critical Review

2000-word critical reflection

35.0
Essay

4000-word integrative essay

65.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Aug, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-17 09:29:07 +1000