The Christian Spiritual Tradition

The unit The Christian Spiritual Tradition offers a student, either under supervision or in a class setting, to comprehensively and critically explore chosen spiritual themes or schools of the Christian Tradition.  The selection may be historical writers, particular historical periods within the Tradition, or contemporary expressions of the Christian spirituality pathway.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points



S8102 Christian Spirituality



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. categorize various genres of spiritual writing and/or expression
  2. compare and critique a number of primary texts of selected authors whose spiritual works have made a significant contribution to the Christian Spiritual tradition
  3. distinguish key themes and imagery in the selected spiritual tradition and determine their sources
  4. analyse and evaluate the theological foundations of the selected spiritual tradition, and explore the relationship between the tradition and its historical and cultural context
  5. apply the wisdom of the selected spiritual tradition into a contemporary context for the benefit of spiritual formation and personal practice today.
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