Healing and Wholeness

The unit Healing and Wholeness aims to provide students with a biblical and theological understanding of Christian healing and its practice as seen in contexts both ancient and modern. It will enable the student to analyse and evaluate the practice of healing prayer in ministry, both within and beyond today’s church. The unit is an Elective unit and may form a part of a Specialisation in the Discipline of Pastoral Theology within the postgraduate awards.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points






Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Reflect critically on the biblical teaching on sickness and healing
  2. Assess the validity of key theological positions on the Kingdom of God and their impact on the healing ministry
  3. Extrapolate principles and practices from the Gospels’ account of the healing ministry of Jesus that may be appropriate as a model for healing prayer today.
  4. Evaluate a range of contemporary healing practices used both in the church and beyond in terms of their applicability to their ministry context.
  5. Develop a strategy for the implementation and operational ethos and practices of a healing ministry.
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