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DR503J: SPIRITUAL FORMATION (2019-2020)

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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 First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ken Jeffrey

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

  • Divinity And Religious Studies (DR) (Studied)
  • 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]  


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Literature Review

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Feedback Word Count 4000
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Feedback Word Count 6500
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Course Learning Outcomes

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