1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
Enrolment not permitted
THEO3505 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic explores traditions and experiences of Christian spirituality and their relevance for today's world. The topic offers the students opportunities to: read some of the spiritual classics; to explore different spiritualities within Christianity and factors influencing spiritual life in contemporary Australian society; and to experience different ways of prayer, meditation and spiritual practice.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • discover the practical significance of primary Christian theological symbols within Christian life and Spirituality
  • dialogue with some of the spiritual classics of Christianity
  • explore Christian practices of the spiritual life which find resonance within contemporary Australian life and cultures
  • provide students with opportunities to develop their own spiritual life and practice

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • recognise and illustrate the scope of the rich and deep resources of spirituality within the Christian traditions
  • develop skills as informed interpreters and practitioners of Christian spirituality in the contemporary world