This unit offers students the opportunity to draw together the various elements of their bachelor award, in order to integrate their learning and articulate their insights. Students will identify key theological, historical and Biblical themes that have implications for life and ministry in the contemporary context. Students will work with a faculty mentor as well as engage in seminar conversations to develop a bibliography and develop key theological concepts. Students will identify a topic or theme as the basis for their work, which eliminates in a signficant piece of writing. The intent is for students to demonstrate their skills to reflect theologically and produce work of sound academic skill.

Unit code: XS3900Y

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Capstone

Unit discipline: Capstone Other S

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning outcomes


Integrate theological, Biblical, historical and practical theological sources to address a theme or topic.


Critically examine various sources, demonstrating their applicability to practical workplace or ministry scenarios


Articulate their theological insights in a seminar context


Present integrated theological ideas coherently, creatively and effectively, engaging with critical feedback from peers

Unit sequence

This capstone unit is completed in one of the final two semesters of the undergraduate bachelor’s award. Students need to have completed at least 20 units of study before undertaking this unit.


weekly meetings for first four weeks, then mentorred individual work with a final seminar

Indicative Bibliography

  • Bevans, Stephan. Introduction to Theology from a Global Perspective. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2009.
  • Cameron, Heather, John Reader, Victoria Slater and Christopher Rowland. Theological Reflection for Human Flourishing. London: SCM, 2012 .
  • Kinast, R. L.  Let ministry teach: A guide to theological reflection. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1996.
  • Kinast, Robert L.  Making faith-sense: Theological reflection in everyday life. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1999.
  • Sedmak, Clemens, Doing Local Theology: A guide for Artisans of a New Humanity. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2002.
  • Stone, H. W., and J. O. Duke. How to think theologically. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006.

• Students to compile additional resources with their supervisor


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper 500 10.0
Essay 4000 90.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 27 Aug, 2021

Unit record last updated: 2021-08-27 14:50:41 +1000