Content

The unit provides systematic study, including textual criticism, of the key spiritual and theological elements of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Based on (i) the Rules for Discernment of Spirits, and (ii) the Election in the Exercises, this unit will assist both trainee spiritual directors and individuals to formulate theoretical frameworks adequate to their guidance of directees, or for personal use in more fully engaging with the Spiritual Exercises.

Unit Code: DS9279J

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.

Discuss the key spiritual and theological elements in the Spiritual Exercises

2.

Engage critically with contemporary literature concerning the text of the Spiritual Exercises

3.

Articulate a detailed theoretical understanding of the Rules for Discernment of Spirits [Sp. Ex 313-336]

4.

Articulate a detailed theoretical understanding of the Election in the Spiritual Exercises [Sp Ex 169-189]

5.

Formulate a theoretical framework aimed at guiding individuals and/or directees to make an Election in the Ignatian tradition.

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

6000-word essay

100.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-17 14:09:38 +1000