This unit investigates the idea of wholeness presented by the Christian tradition, noting how it compares with other presentations of wholeness. It examines the power of words to achieve fulfilment, particularly by means of Lectio Divina and its capacity to enlighten and transform. It explores the nature of spirituality by seeing its interface with psychology. It will analyse methods of approaching guilt and loss. The unit will examine those Christian rituals and meditation techniques which enhance wellbeing and health, including the healing of memory and psychological illnesses, and which enrich the lives of such persons as the frail, the house-bound, those in need of palliative care etc.
Unit code: DS9620C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Spirituality
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate the technique of using the Scriptures in meditative prayer.
Describe and evaluate how Lectio Divina can be used to enhance wellbeing.
Elucidate the relationship of psychological to spiritual factors in meditation.
Explain and critique how meditative prayer and rituals can help significantly improve the condition of mind and body.
Apply and evaluate the use of Lectio Divina in a variety of contexts.
Undertake research and analysis of meditation practices, prayer and well-being in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation
Lectures help the students appreciate the many aspects of the complex subject and develop their ability to reflect and critique.
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4500-word written assessment task
2500-word written assessment task
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Jul, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:49 +1000