The unit is designed to explore the significance of inter-religious dialogue in a multi-religious context. It will underline the theological unity based on the common origin and destiny of all, the divine Mystery, who is in dialogue with humanity.

The unit will examine biblical and theological foundations for inter-religious dialogue. It will also address related challenges and opportunities and engage in some actual dialogue, leading to a harmonious society in the Australian context and beyond.

Unit Code: DM9014Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate an understanding of interreligious dialogue


Characterise it as an expression of the church’s mission


Compare interreligious dialogue with the mission of proclamation


Illustrate how interreligious dialogue is an experience of rootedness and openness drawing on their own experience of interreligious dialogue


Identify interreligious dialogue as an expression of the divine reign


Discuss the relation between world peace and interreligious dialogue


Lectures & Tutorials, actual dialogue with the followers of other religious traditions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

3000 word Tutorial Presentation

3000 40.0

5000 word Essay on Religions and World Peace

5000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-30 13:56:45 +1100