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DR554M: SPIRITUAL FORMATION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 13 Sep 2017 15:24


Course Overview

Christian Spiritual Formation involves the transformation of the whole person to the character of Jesus Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit. It is concerned with people’s attitudes, character, intentions and thoughts, and the development of their spiritual maturity. This course will explore and study the personal disciplines and practices which Christians have exercised in their attempts and efforts to grow in their relationship with God over the centuries. Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon the usefulness and relevance of these texts in their own spiritual journeys and to their present spheres of ministry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ken Jeffrey

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Christian Spiritual Formation involves the transformation of the whole person to the character of Jesus Christ by the work of the Holy Spirit. It is concerned with people’s attitudes, character, intentions and thoughts, and the development of their spiritual maturity. This course will explore and study the personal disciplines and practices which Christians have exercised in their attempts and efforts to grow in their relationship with God over the centuries. It will examine a number of key historical and contemporary Christian texts which have encouraged spiritual growth among Christians during the last two thousand years . [eg Augustine, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis of Assisi, John of the Cross, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, Thomas a Kempis, Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Brother Lawrence and Henri Nouwen]  

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st attempt:

100% continuous assessment consisting of:

           Literature Review (2000 words) (30%)

           A Theological Essay (4000 words) (60%)

           Seminar participation / contribution (10%)

 

Resit: 100% continuous assessment consisting of an essay on a topic set by the Course Coordinator (6500 words)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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