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Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation

Code: DP1036L
Points: 18
Study mode: Face to face

This unit covers three main areas of content:

  1. corporate Christian worship—exploring the biblical foundation of worship, its development, the understanding of worship from a Lutheran perspective, the Trinitarian and Christological nature of worship, worship as divine service, and the role of the means of grace and the liturgy.
  2. personal spiritual formation—exploring Christian spirituality both as a form of practice and as a field of theological inquiry. Luther’s catechetical framework, serving as a resource for meditation and prayer, provides the areas to be covered: the commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, baptism, holy communion, confession and absolution.
  3. the relationship between corporate worship and personal spirituality, including the church’s tradition of public prayer as a resource for personal spirituality.

Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Study level: Undergraduate Level 1


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Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
  • Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.

Dr Andrew Pfeiffer