S8172
Spirit in Context: Australian Spirituality

Spirituality, along with the experience of faith, is shaped by the context in which it is engaged. The unit Spirit in Context: Australian Spirituality explores the notion of contextual spirituality and, in particular, the characteristics of spirituality within an Australian context.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. appraise the range of methodologies appropriate to contextual spirituality
  2. determine and substantiate the sources of, and the elements which give shape to, spirituality in an Australian context
  3. evaluate the thought of major writers and contributors in the endeavour of articulating an Australian spirituality
  4. suggest with reasoned argument the characteristics of an Australian spirituality
  5. engage current social and political issues in Australian life with a hermeneutic of Christian faith.
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