Directed Studies in Spirituality 3
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2010
This course allows the student to select from ONE of THREE topics:
Writings on the Spiritual Life; and
Spirituality and Transformation.
Each topic examines a particular type of spiritual writing and contextualises and investigates its distinguishing features.
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the broad concept of spiritual writing.
2. Discuss the history and development of a particular grouping of written expressions of the spiritual life.
3. Articulate distinctive literary and spiritual features of specific writings on the spiritual life.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of a selected number of spiritual texts in detail.
5. Understand and differentiate in working from both a contextual and a focussed perspective
6. Demonstrate an understanding of specialised, study in this, or a related area for further study
|Content||Themes will include:
Contextualisation of Patristic sources
Methodological and historical approaches
Ambrose, Athanasius, Basil, John Chrysotom
Gregory of Nyssa, Macarius, Gregory of Nazianzus
Writings on the Spiritual Life
Medieval writings Aelred of Rievaulx, Richard Rolle, The Cloud of Unknowing, Julian of Norwich, Walter Hilton, Margery Kempe, Francis of Assisi
Writings of Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Ignatius of Loyola
Modern writings Thomas Merton, Pope John XXIII, Simone Weil
Spirituality and Transformation
Spiritual learning through critical self-reflection
The role of the imagination
Theological reflection on personal and pastoral identity
Ethics and agency in social transformative practice
Theological and spiritual dimensions of pilgrimage
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|