This unit explores the nature of Christian spirituality from a Lutheran perspective. Attention is given to how spirituality is affected by personal experience and context and how this in turn is expressed in both beliefs and practices. The unit examines the key elements and emphases of Lutheran spirituality and explores a number of personal and corporate spiritual disciplines as well as various traditions in Christian spirituality. The unit concludes with an analysis of secular spirituality today.

Unit Code: CT8221L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Outline different aspects of Christian spirituality


Examine at least one significant tradition of Christian spirituality and identify the potential benefits of this tradition for the student’s own spirituality


Contrast the key elements and emphases of Lutheran spirituality with other forms of Christian spirituality


Analyse common elements of secular spirituality today


Critically reflect on their own personal spirituality in light of learnings from the unit


Learner-centred approach, incorporating strategies such as lectures, group discussion and debate, reporting on weekly set readings, visual representation of ideas by students, personal reflection and brainstorming.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 2000 words

2000 30.0

Essay 3500 words

3500 50.0
Summative Reflection

Summative Reflection 1500 words

1500 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-18 09:18:23 +1100