Australia has undergone far-reaching changes, becoming a multi-cultural and multi-faith society. That is the context in which the Catholic Church in Australia seeks to give witness to the person and message of Jesus Christ. This unit studies the magisterial documents which show the advantages and challenges of this new situation. The unit will also provide an introduction to the major world religions in order to contextualise the discussion. Within this inter-religious context, the unit considers a number of crucial theological themes such as Christology, grace, and salvation. It also introduces students to models of inter-religious dialogue. Finally, it explores ways in which the Church can be an instrument of peace and harmonious development.
Unit Code: DP2014C
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Provide an overview of the role of inter-religious relations in a multi-faith world, with particular reference to Australia;
Identify Magisterial teaching on the value of inter-religious dialogue, with special reference to the Church’s mission;
Outline the essential aspects of the Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions;
Describe the doctrines of Christology, grace, and salvation in the context of inter-religious dialogue;
Apply the forms of inter-religious dialogue to the work of peace and justice;
Demonstrate a capacity for critical thinking and reasoning skills, as well as scholarly presentation of written material.
Lectures help the students appreciate the many aspects of the complex subject and develop their ability to reflect and critique, while the practicum provides them with “real-life” experiences where they can develop their appreciation of the work of interreligious justice and peace.
500-word tutorial paper
500-word personal reflection
1-hour written examination
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-25 09:17:02 +1000