Advanced Studies in Liturgical Spirituality: The Paschal Mystery

Course code RELT6019Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course develops an historical overview of the spirituality of liturgy, highlighting the importance of its Trinitarian base with an emphasis on the paschal mystery. The pastoral emphasis of this course seeks to link liturgy with contemporary living.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of foundational aspects of Christian life and theology;
2. Analyse key approaches to the study a liturgical spirituality as part of the continuing development of Christian thought and praxis;
3. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for theology as the expression of a changing Christian identity under the pressure of different social contexts, by thorough use of selected rituals of worship.
4. Examine and discuss the significant role of the Trinity in worship and the practical implications of the Paschal Mystery for Christian living;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the Christian life and contemporary culture through the integration of liturgy and advanced Studies in life.
ContentThemes will include:
- The development of an understanding of liturgical spirituality;
- The place of the Trinity in prayer and worship;
- The paschal mystery - the heart of a liturgical spirituality;
- Prayer and ritual in the Christian life;
- 'lex orandi lex credendi';
- Prayer of the Church and the Liturgical Year serving the needs of contemporary Christians;
- Developing a link between contemporary culture and liturgy.
Replacing Course(s)THEO6019
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6019 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6019.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAn introductory course of study in worship and spirituality, whilst not demanded, would be an advantage for a student undertaking this unit.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assignment 1 - Written Assignment/Online Discussion - 2000-2500 words (30%)
Assignment 2 - Written Assignment/Blog Based Submission 2000-2500 words (30%)
Assignment 3 - Essay 2500-3000 words (40%)
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term