Content

This unit examines the development of the evangelical movement initiated by Francis and Clare of Assisi from 1226 to 1517. While concentrating upon the struggles with the First Order from the death of Francis (1226) through the Bull of Union (1517) and the Capuchin Reform, it will consider the internal developments in the three Franciscan Orders as they attempted to respond to the changing situation of the church and society within this same period.

Unit Code: DS9301C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate a critical understanding of the key primary and secondary sources for the origins of the Franciscan movement

2.

Critically analyse and explain the influences on a writer of Franciscan historiography demonstrating an awareness of historical context

3.

Demonstrate the integration of advanced skills in the interpretation of key historical texts and formulate reasoned historical arguments.

4.

Define, develop and undertake a specific topic of research in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner in the ongoing interpretation of Franciscan historiography

Unit sequence

CH8001C and CH8002C are recommended

Pedagogy

Lectures and seminar discussion

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Option 1 6,000-word essay

or

Option 2 2,000-word tutorial paper 4,000-word essay

100.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 7 Aug, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-20 08:04:23 +1000