Worship and Spirituality is designed to nurture leadership in Christian celebration, exploring kinaesthetic and other arts employed in liturgical assembly, and encouraging reflection on the pastoral, public and representative vocation of the one who presides. The unit will foster and promote perspectives of ecumenical liturgical renewal, at once grounded in the academic discipline of liturgical theology and concerned with the missional vocation of the church. Special attention will be given to Anglican contexts of worship, and a significant proportion of the unit will be given to embodied and enacted liturgical practice.

Unit Code: DA9400T

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 a range of perspectives from academic liturgical theology on the role of the liturgical presider and theology of the assembly as the primary symbol of the liturgy


Interpret and evaluate liturgical events with critical apparatus from liturgical theology


Articulate the role of liturgical presidency in relation to wider representative, collaborative and public dynamics of pastoral ministry


Construct and enact practices of ministry engaged with liturgical theology, manifesting in print and examined practice the theology of liturgical renewal

Unit sequence

15 points in Field D


Lecture, discussion (small group, plenary), online resources, practicum


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Literature review of 1,000 words

1000 20.0

Liturgical presentation – the task will involve memorization, unscripted “performance,” and response to three verbal questions, all conducted before instructor and classroom peers. (equivalent 1,000 words)

1000 20.0

Report: Construction of liturgical resources with commentary (1,500 words)

1500 25.0

Report: Construction of liturgical resources with commentary (1,500 words)

2500 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-03 09:36:17 +1000