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.
Enumerate and assess the principal elements of a given religious charism
Explain the interplay of history, theology and spirituality in a given religious charism and its development
Evaluate the effectiveness of the charism’s expression in given time periods
Articulate and justify the presentation of a given religious charism in an appropriate form for contemporary society
Integrate aspects of the charism with the broader mission of the post-conciliar church
15 points of DS
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.
Essay (1500 words)
Essay (2000 words)
Multi-media project (equivalent to 2500 words)
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