Content

This unit explores the institutionalised charisms of religious orders. These are a ‘gift’ to the wider church and students will explore the origin, history, expression and content of such charisms. The spirituality associated with these charisms and its contemporary expressions will be emphasised in the course.

Unit Code: DS9321Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Enumerate and assess the principal elements of a given religious charism

2.

Explain the interplay of history, theology and spirituality in a given religious charism and its development

3.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the charism’s expression in given time periods

4.

Articulate and justify the presentation of a given religious charism in an appropriate form for contemporary society

5.

Integrate aspects of the charism with the broader mission of the post-conciliar church

Unit sequence

15 points of DS

Pedagogy

One charismatic tradition will be the focus of the unit each semester to permit concerted attention to the breadth of the sources and expressions of that tradition. This unit prompts students to explore these many expressions of ‘charism’ and to evaluate their fidelity, effectiveness and worth in contemporary religion.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Essay (1500 words)

25.0
Essay

Essay (2000 words)

35.0
Multi-media project

Multi-media project (equivalent to 2500 words)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Jul, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-20 11:56:21 +1000