Each student will be expected to be familiar with a general overview of the English spiritual writers of this period and also to undertake the study of four specific writers from among them. The scope of the study will include authors: Thomas More, John Fisher, Austin Baker, Richard Challoner, Evelyn Underhill, C.S. Lewis; poets John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, G.M. Hopkins, T.S. Eliot and R.S. Thomas; and also some Australian poets including Judith Wright and Les A. Murray.

Unit Code: DS2142C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Situate each of the authors to his/her context


Evaluate the extent to which each has been influenced by his/her religious and social context


Identify how a particular author relates to the overall development of theological and spiritual understanding


Judge the abiding value of the author’s work

Unit sequence

30 points at Level 1 Christian Spirituality


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Weekly seminar notes (equivalent of 1,000 words for the semester)

1000 20.0

Essay: 3,500 words

3500 80.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-07 13:26:47 +1000