This unit will address theological, liturgical, ethical and pastoral care issues associated with ministry with people with disabilities. Issues of inclusion in faith communities and community-based settings will be explored. Participants will also examine access (attitudes, friendship, legislation, rights, communications and architecture), to gain deeper understanding of resistance to inclusion. Scripture will be examined as a means of reflection on contemporary theological-pastoral issues pertaining to disability. The relationship between faith and healing, from both a personal and social perspective, and emerging theologies about disability will be explored. A site visit will be part of the unit.
Unit Code: DP9012P
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Critically reflect on perspectives relating to theology and disability.
Identify and describe issues relevant to effective pastoral care and ministry with people with disabilities.
Articulate new learning which enhances the practice of pastoral care with people with disabilities.
Facilitate dialogue and practical responses within faith settings and society.
Critically apply theological and pastoral reflections and contemporary research to articulate new understandings which integrate theory and practice.
Prerequisite one foundational unit (15 points) in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
The subject will utilize a range of teaching methods: didactic, visiting presenters, personal perspectives, discussion groups, journal writing and reflection, a site visit, selected readings and audio-visual mediums. Students will form learning groups where there are shared areas of interest.
Book review – 1500 words
Reflective Journal - 1500 words
Research essay – 3000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 5 Sep, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-21 11:45:22 +1000