Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- outline various understandings of prayer in Christian tradition, in particular: the Bible, the monastics, the mystics and the liturgy
- articulate an understanding of personal, corporate, and contemplative spirituality, including their relationship to pastoral care and mission
- evaluate the aspects of leadership required in the practice of prayer, worship and spirituality
- analyse what is meant by ‘the Australian spiritual landscape’ and discuss its implications for ministry practice
- synthesise the relationship between prayer and spirituality, and ministry practice.
* recommended for purchase
Jones, C., G. Wainwright, E. Yarnold, eds. The Study of Spirituality. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Chittister, J. Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
Foster, R.J. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998.
* Main, J. Word Made Flesh. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2009.
Nouwen, H.J.M. The Only Necessary Thing: Living a Prayerful Life. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2000.
Radcliffe, T. Why Go To Church? The Drama of the Eucharist. New York: Continuum, 2008.
Rohr, R. The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See. New York: Crossroad, 2009.
Rupp, J. Prayer. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2008.
Tacey, D. The Spirituality Revolution: The Emergence of Contemporary Spirituality. Pymble, NSW: HarperCollins, 2003.
Williams, R. Silence and Honey Cakes. Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2003.