Content

This unit considers the links between pastoral care and communal expressions of ritual and meaning making. Students will examine life changes and critical experiences, considering how ritual and liturgy become processes of communal care and meaning making both within the church and in engagement with the wider community

Unit Code: DL9003W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify life-cycle transitions and disruptions common in contemporary Australian society

2.

Evaluate the theological themes that shape pastoral responses to these experiences

3.

Develop theological and practical responses to these experiences, particularly with regard to the pastoral and communal experiences of infant dedications, weddings, funerals, baptism and communion.

4.

Develop rituals for use outside of the church community

5.

Examine and critique the pastoral rituals of the church within the context of the wider Australian community.

Unit sequence

DA1001W

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Journal

300 word reflection journal

300 5.0
Journal

300 word reflection journal

300 5.0
Journal

300 word reflection journal

300 5.0
Journal

300 word reflection journal

300 5.0
Journal

300 word reflection journal

300 5.0
Essay

2500 word essay

2500 50.0
Tutorial Paper

1500 word tutorial paper

1500 25.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-18 15:13:12 +1100