(Three hours per week equivalent)
At the conclusion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Articulate a personal ‘spirituality’ that draws, in a nuanced and informed manner, on notions of the good life that are both Indigenous and Christian.
- Articulate a theological critique of forms of spirituality that are driven by individualism, capitalism, and consumerism.
- Design and choreograph a Christian ritual that is contextually appropriate for a specified Indigenous community.
- Identify or design a form of daily prayer or meditation that draws, in a nuanced way, on both Christian and Indigenous forms of spiritual practice.
- Quizzes (1,000 words) (20%)
- Tutorial presentation (2,000 words) (30%)
- Research essay (3,000 words) (50%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Benner, David G. Spiritual Companions: the gift of Spiritual friendship and direction. Grand Rapids: InterVarsity Press, 2004.
- Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together. London: SCM Press, 2015.
- Champion, Denise. Yarta Wandatha. Salisbury, SA: Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, 2014. (recommended for purchase)
- Charleston, Steven. The Four Vision Quests of Jesus. New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2015. (recommended for purchase)
- Chupungco, Anscar J. Cultural Adaptation of the Liturgy. New York: Paulist Press, 1982.
- Deverell, Garry Worete. Gondwana Theology: a trawloolway man reflects on Christian Faith. Reservoir, Victoria: Morning Star Publishing, 2018.
- Donovan, Vincent. Christianity Rediscovered. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2005. (recommended for purchase)
- Gutierrez, Gustavo. We Drink from our Own Wells: the Spiritual Journey of a People. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1992. (recommended for purchase)
- Lathrop, Gordon W. Holy Ground: a Liturgical Cosmology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003.