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, and students are advised to check with the course coordinator regarding the specific topic that will be the focus of a given semester. Each course contextualises the particular spiritual approach and investigates its distinguishing features at an advanced level.
Not currently available.
This Course was last offered in Summer - 2014/2015.
1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the history, development and contemporary expression of a particular spirituality.
2. Articulate and critically examine distinctive features of a specific spirituality.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills required for further, and specialised, in the area of spirituality.
Themes may include:
Augustinian spirituality; Anglican spirituality; Australian spirituality; Celtic spirituality; Mary MacKillop and spirituality.
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 -
- Historical and ecclesial context
- Spirituality within the Australian context
- Life and spirituality of Mary MacKillop
- Models of encounter with God in everyday life
- Implications for contemporary spirituality
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
This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6017. Students who have successfully completed THEO6017 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6017.
Essay: 2 x Minor Essays
Essay: Major Essay
Online Learning Activity: 4 x Online Discussion Board
Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term