The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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 currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


Themes 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.


This course replaces THEO6019. If you have successfully completed THEO6019 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

An introductory course of study in worship and spirituality, whilst not demanded, would be an advantage for a student undertaking this unit.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Written Assignment/Online Discussion

Online Learning Activity: Written Assignment/Blog Based Submission

Essay: Essay