This seminar-based capstone learning experience requires students to undertake self-directed and peer-engaged learning to address an issue of theological and social significance in the current context, by identifying and applying relevant and appropriate theological sources, formulations and/or practices in an integrated theological discussion of the issue. Participants will be expected to articulate a methodology that is attentive to the historical contexts and development of theological knowledge, and hermeneutically aware of how that knowledge interacts with new and changing cultural contexts and audiences. Participants will apply advanced knowledge of more than one field of divinity, critical and creative thinking, and appropriate communication and presentation skills, to design and undertake a scholarly verbal and/or written presentation of their argument. The issue to be considered will be proposed by the lecturer/unit coordinator after consideration of the participants’ areas of interest.
Choose and use relevant and appropriate theological and historical sources, formulations and/or practices to engage creatively with issues of significance in church and culture
Apply advanced critical thinking and hermeneutical skills to texts and contexts, with particular reference to the historical setting and reception of theological formulations
Employ modes of communication of theological knowledge and expressions appropriate for various audiences and historical circumstances
Construct a rigorous and integrated presentation of a capstone learning experience, using methodologies and scholarly style of the relevant disciplines.
Unit may only be taken in the final two semesters of the Master of Theological Studies course
The capstone learning experience requires students to undertake self-directed, peer-engaged, multi-discipline, integrative and contextually-attuned study with the support of a supervisor.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Jul, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-09-09 08:33:53 +1000