This unit will explore the tradition and teaching of the church’s liturgical practice across ecumenical borders. It will begin with an historical overview of liturgical developments, including the early Church and the Reformation, and more recent movements for renewal, particularly since Vatican II. It will focus on the role of liturgy in the life of the church, and fundamental dimensions of liturgy such as symbol and ritual, the Word of God, the rhythms of time and liturgical space, and the dynamic interplay of liturgy, life and mission. The pastoral application of this learning will be a focus of the unit.

Unit Code: DL0209T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Explain reasons for the centrality of liturgy in the life of the church, in relation to its historical roots


Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of liturgy as enacted symbol, identifying the core symbols


Articulate aspects of the connections between worship, Christian living and mission


Utilise liturgical books and other resources to prepare specific pastoral liturgies


Lectures, discussion, online presentations


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay of 1,000 words

1000 35.0
Case Study

Essay of 1,000 words with case study dimension

1000 45.0

Online Journal, equivalent of 1,000 words

1000 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-22 12:07:51 +1000