Cross-cultural Practice of Ministry approaches pastoral theology and practice through the lenses of i) postcolonial and ii) intercultural theologies (for which, the unit will broadly follow the distinction between and relationship of the two marked out by Brazal and de Guzman, below) in order to: a) understand dynamics of cross-cultural ministry, b) scrutinize the majority traditions of pastoral theology, c) propose practices of ministry that express postcolonial and intercultural conviction. Examining three major strands in turn--pastoral leadership, liturgical celebration, and interfaith engagement--the unit will include among its foci attention to pastoral encounter between first and second peoples in Australian contexts.

Unit Code: DA9200T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate core concerns of postcolonial and intercultural theologies, with special reference to their pastoral origins and applications


Critique the literature of the genre of pastoral theology with the resources of postcolonial and intercultural theologies


Evaluate and critique their own and others’ experience of the practice of ministry


Propose constructive (e.g. liturgical, celebratory, proclamatory, prophetic, protestive, symbolic, ceremonial, collaborative, allied, etc) resources for of ministry engaged with postcolonial and intercultural theologies


Critique Christian doctrinal construction cross-culturally.

Unit sequence

At least one unit in field D


3 hours face-to-face: lecture, discussion (small group, plenary), online resources


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Literature review of 1,500 words

1500 20.0

Discussion paper of 1,500 words

1500 20.0

Critical essay of 1,500 words

1500 30.0

Constructive resources of 1,500 words

1500 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 28 Jul, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-03 08:44:27 +1000