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Code: DP3013L
Points: 18
Study mode: Face to face

This unit examines the historical origins and development of the divine service, noting along the way its multiple connections to various Christian traditions and their interplay with culture, music, and the arts; the unique character of Australian Lutheranism and connections with Australian society being one particular focus. The unit analyses the services of the Church, as a whole and in their parts, considering scriptural foundations, ritual order, theological function, and liturgical enactment. Throughout the unit there is reference to, and use of, the various worship resources of the Lutheran Church of Australia with an aim to informed and confident preparation for the celebration of the church's liturgy.

Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Study level: Bachelor Level 3 (can also be studied at Bachelor Level 2)


  • At least 36 points in the Theology: Mission and Ministry field (D) is desirable


  • This unit is normally taught face to face.
  • See the teaching schedules for this unit at DP3013L.

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.