Contemporary Studies in Spirituality 1
This course offers a range of topics in Spirituality, including Anglican, Augustinian, Australian, Celtic, Mary MacKillop, and Spirituality of the Heart. These are available on a rotating basis each semester, and year. Students need to select ONE topic only, and should check with the head of Theology or the course coordinator for the availability of that particular topic in a given semester or year. Each course contextualises the particular spiritual approach and investigates its distinguishing features.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Not currently offered
Previously offered in 2013
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to: 1. Articulate the history, development and contemporary expression of a particular spirituality. 2. Articulate distinctive features of a specific spirituality. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to work both a contextual and a focused perspective. 4. Demonstrate knowledge required for further, and specialised, study in this, or a related area.
Themes can include:
An Augustinian Spirituality for Social Justice - - Augustine of Hippo - his life and times - The writings of Augustine - Confessions, Rule - Augustine’s Teaching and Praxis - Community, interiority, Love as motivation for ministry - Contemporary application of key themes of Augustinian spirituality - Augustinian spirituality and Social Justice
Anglican Spirituality - Anglicanism - historical perspective The Anglican Spiritual Tradition The Book of Common Prayer John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement Ronald Knox, Michael Ramsey
Australian Spirituality - History of Christian spirituality in Australia Australia culture, society and spirituality Contemporary trends Effects of multiculturalism and immigration on Australian spirituality The Land Aboriginal spirituality Interfaith perspectives
Spirituality of the Heart - The mystery of the word ‘heart’ and its associated language Spirituality of the Heart in its scriptural, traditional and theological foundations and expressions - The contemporary rebirth of Spirituality of the Heart and its relationship to contemplation, woundedness, creativity, peace and justice - The spiritual journey within contemporary culture - personal transformation and social action - The Marian dimension
Mary MacKillop: A Contemporary Study -
Celtic Spirituality - History and culture of Celtic tribes Religion and beliefs of the Celts Pre and post-Christian belief Distinctiveness of Celtic spirituality Irish expressions of spirituality
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO6017 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6017.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for RELT60171|