Content

This unit will assist supervisors and spiritual directors to develop a deeper appreciation of the range of theological worlds out of which those they are supervising may be operating. Beginning with the unique narratives of the students, this unit explores how images of God (theological and Christological frameworks) usually emerge from family, religious affiliation, educational, social, language and cultural experiences. The unit offers theory and opportunities for exploring personal narrative in relation to these contemporary frameworks.

Unit Code: DS9261J

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.

Describe the theological worldview(s) operative in the student’s own meaning-making system and how they have changed since Ignatius’ time and context

2.

Analyse forces shaping Ignatius’ particular theological world

3.

Describe the intentional and operational images of God and self out of which those they are supervising might be operating

4.

Discuss the inter-relationship of belief, values and action

5.

Create possibilities for shifiting theological paradigms which allow for growth in others

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: 15 points in CT / 30 pts in DS

Prohibited combinations: old code: DD9104F old name: Theological Frameworks for Spiritual Direction can only take one of the following:
DS9261J / DS9269J CT9261J / CT9269J

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

6000-word integrative essay

100.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 3 Aug, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-17 13:31:22 +1000