This unit explores the development of the monastic movement in the Medieval Church from 500 - 1500, with an emphasis on the examination of primary sources. The unit will present both an historical study and insights into the spirituality emanating from both male and female monastics during these centuries of Christian monasticism. It offers a method for the study of these texts in the light of present day formation for ministry and mission.
Unit Code: CH9300P
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Church History
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Outline the significant movements and personalities within the development of Medieval monasticism
Articulate key principles of historical interpretation of Medieval Christian sources of monasticism
Identify key features of the spirituality within the Medieval monastic movement
Demonstrate the ability to interpret a range of monastic texts
Discuss the implications of the understanding of these texts for ministry in the contemporary Christian church.
Critique medieval monastic texts in relation to the modern context while grounding the text in its own time.
6 days intensive, lecture/seminar style (covering writings of major figures and developments in Medieval monasticism) plus 2 online mode of delivery sessions, one before the intensive (introducing the era and genre of writings to be studied in this unit) and one after the intensive (summarising the material covered in the unit and conclusions reached).
Topic Essay (3000 words)
Research Essay (3000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014
Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-01 09:19:40 +1100