This unit explores the development and structure of the Rule of St Benedict with an emphasis on the study of primary sources and the spirituality underlying the Rule. It will examine the significance of the Rule throughout history as well as its importance as a source of formation for ministry in the life of the Church today and for the future.
Unit Code: CH3050P
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Church History
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Outline the key sources for the structure and development of the Rule of St Benedict.
Articulate key principles of historical interpretation of ancient Christian sources of the Rule
Identify key features of the spirituality emanating from the Rule
Exegete selected passages in the Rule.
Discuss the implications of the understanding of the Rule for ministry in the contemporary Christian church.
7 days intensive, lecture/seminar style and website resources
Overview Exercise (800 words)
Exegesis of the Rule Essay (1200 words)
Research Essay (3000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-22 11:39:36 +1100