This unit will enable students to integrate their understanding of spiritual deirection within the broader context of theological education and explore significant theological and psychological issues in spiritual direction. Students will explore developing sense of call to this ministry in the light of discernment, conversion, sexuality and spirituality, theology, and biblical themes with particular references to the prophetic tradition.
Demonstrate creativity and initiative in integrating theological reflection, knowledge and skills of spiritual direction, and the capacity to apply them to new situations in ministry and/or further learning;
Describe and articulate the distinctive role of spiritual direction among the helping professions
Evaluate how psychological issues impact the practice of spiritual direction;
Research an aspect of spiritual direction and justify its unique relationship with spiritual direction practice;
Synthesise the practice of spiritual direction with biblical, historical and theological principles
Prerequisites: Art of Spiritual Direction II (DD8203W) Prohibited combinations: DD9204W Art of Spiritual Direction 3
Lectures, personal reflection, sharing in triad groups, supervised practice and supervised essay writing. A full day Street Retreat and reflection on the experience.
8,000-word research project and a one-hour presentation of the findings
4,000 word – case studies for peer group work
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-07-03 14:49:29 +1000