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DP9305B Critical Theological Reflection: Context, Voices and Processes

  • Unit Code & NameDP9305B Critical Theological Reflection: Context, Voices and Processes
  • DescriptionThis unit will critically evaluate two distinct approaches to theological reflection, namely the Pastoral Cycle and the Four Voices Model. Students will then apply these to their own practice.

    The unit is designed to stimulate greater student reflexivity in relation to context, tradition, Scripture, justice and power. Students will also develop skills in two specific processes which will be used throughout the unit and which will create an ongoing set of tools for theological reflection.
  • FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
  • DisciplineDP - Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester1, 2018
  • Delivery ModeIntensive
  • DateFebruary 5 -16 | 100 Maidstone St, Ringwood
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Helen Cameron
  • Prerequisites30 points in Fields B or C or equivalent 15 points in Field D or equivalent
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Critically assess the Pastoral Cycle and the Four Voices Model approaches to theological reflection.
    2. Demonstrate personal reflexivity in theological reflection with regard to context, tradition, Scripture, justice and power.
    3. Model skills in two processes that facilitate effective theological reflection, namely trios and faith-based facilitation.
    4. Critically evaluate and illustrate the relevance of the two processes to their practice.
    5. Critically apply reflection on practice by exploring issues, undertaking theological reflection and articulating processes and outcomes.
    6. Critically assess conversations between academic discourses inherent in pastoral/practical theology.