PC327/527 Patterns of Spiritual Formation

Subject CodePC327 - Undergraduate
PC527 - Graduate
Pre-requisitesNone
Study ModeIntensive held at Worldview Campus Tasmania
Next AvailableSemester 2, 2nd - 6th July, 2018

Rev. Tim Meyers

WHY study an intensive?

Intensives are a great way to add units to your studies as they are taught over a short time frame rather than over a semester. This means that the course work is compressed into a week or two, with the same lecturers and types of assessments as other subjects.

This may be of benefit to students who find themselves forgetting lessons from week to week, or for students who have limited time during semester due to work and family.

Anyone can study an Intensive as long as they meet enrolment and any pre-requisites required.

    Overview

    In this course, we will examine the rich history and diverse traditions of Christian spirituality. We will trace a number of ‘streams’ or expressions of ‘spirituality’ in the church, from their biblical roots, through the ancient church, and into the modern world. We will also look at ways in which the spiritual disciplines, both corporate and personal, can be understood and applied biblically in your own journey of faith in Christ. On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to appreciate the main historical traditions and approaches to Christian Spirituality, be able to set Christian Spirituality in its biblical and theological contexts, and be able to reflect upon, and explore the personal application of spiritual disciplines in your own life, leading to deepening maturity in Christ, and intimacy with God.

      Lecturer

      This subject will be taught by Rev. Tim Meyers and Dr Tom Kimber.

        Assessments

        1x Major Essay, 3x Short Reflections, 1x Interview/Reflection

          Required Textbooks

          M. Robert Mulholland (Jr) and Ruth Haley Barton, Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation (Illinois, US: IVP, 2016).

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              Dr Tom Kimber

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