The unit addresses the subject of medieval Christian mysticism [1100‐1600] in Europe through the study of primary sources using significant authors from various linguistic traditions. It aims to provide students with an understanding of common characteristics of mystical texts as well individual differences related to different historical contexts. The unit will help students reflect meditatively upon selected material and will invite them to relate the study of Christian mysticism to their own personal contexts and their spiritual formation.
Unit Code: CH9181J
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Church History
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Jesuit College of SpiritualityShow when this Unit is running
Articulate a detailed knowledge of the history, content and context of selected mystical texts
Demonstrate a knowledge of the defining characteristics of mystical texts and individual differences between authors and their historical contexts
Research, analyse, critically interpret and develop a sustained argument on selected mystical texts
Critically reflect on medieval mysticism in dialogue with contemporary theology and spirituality
Critically reflect on the relevance of medieval mystical texts in the light of their own spiritual journey and spiritual formation.
Prohibited combinations Only one of these codes is valid DS9181J/ DS9189J CH9181J/ CH9189J
old code: DS9124J
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, facilitated interaction in small groups.
1000 word reflection
5000 word essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-29 10:54:32 +1100