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: Undergraduate Level 2 (can also be studied at Level 3)
- Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
- Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.
Dr Stephen Pietsch