This unit looks at a variety of significant figures in the history of Christian spirituality, spanning several centuries. The focus is on their personal and spiritual formation and how their spirituality as a whole, was expressed and developed through leadership and mission. The impact of these figures in transforming their traditions and their world will be explored. A dialogical approach will be used to engage the original contexts, concepts of mission and leadership, and their application in the contemporary church.

Unit Code: DS2127B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the historical and social context of selected spiritual leaders


Discuss how the spirituality, leadership and mission of selected leaders transformed their existing tradition


Assess specific connections between an individual’s spirituality, leadership and mission


Analyse the interplay of these elements in the student’s own spirituality, leadership and ministry

Unit sequence

15 points in DS Spirituality


Lectures, group discussions, seminars, guided reading and online forums


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

1,500 word seminar paper

1500 40.0

2,500 word essay

2500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

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