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
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Spirituality
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Articulate a critical understanding of the key primary and secondary sources for the origins of the Franciscan movement
Critically analyse and explain the influences on a writer of Franciscan historiography demonstrating an awareness of historical context
Demonstrate the integration of advanced skills in the interpretation of key historical texts and formulate reasoned historical arguments.
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
CH8001C and CH8002C are recommended
Lectures and seminar discussion
Option 1 6,000-word essay
Option 2 2,000-word tutorial paper 4,000-word essay
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