Creativity and Spiritual Expression

The unit Creativity and Spiritual Expression explores the interplay of creativity and spirituality, with a specific focus on how engagement with a creative process may also enhance the student’s spiritual practice, self-growth and mentoring of others. Students will be introduced to creative and spiritual practices that are informed by contemporary creative frameworks as well as theologically reflect upon these practices.


Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points






Learning Outcomes

At the end of the unit students should be able to:

  1. compare different theories, models and methods of creativity and of initiating a creative process
  2. evaluate various approaches to integrating creativity and spiritual expression in the context of contemporary literature on the topic
  3. discriminate between various works of creativity in the light of Christian spirituality and theology
  4. develop their own inner/spiritual life through the use of creative expression
  5. adapt and personalise creative practices to cultivate their own creative and spiritual life with a view to mentoring others.
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