DS9189J / CH9189J | Experiencing God with the Medieval Mystics
Church History This unit is cross-listed in the disciplines of Spirituality and Church History.
Online This unit is only available online. The student must be available to be online at the class time specified.
This unit is only offered online (via Big Blue Button and ARK) as the lecturer is based in The Netherlands.
The unit addresses the subject of medieval Christian mysticism [1100‐1600] in Europe through the study of primary sources using significant authors from various linguistic traditions. It aims to provide students with an understanding of common characteristics of mystical texts as well individual differences related to different historical contexts. The unit will help students reflect meditatively upon selected material, and will invite them to relate the study of Christian mysticism to their own personal contexts and their spiritual formation.
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- articulate a detailed knowledge of the history, content and context of selected mystical texts
- demonstrate a knowledge of the defining characteristics of mystical texts and individual differences between authors and their historical contexts
- research, analyse, critically interpret and develop a sustained argument on selected mystical texts
- critically reflect on medieval mysticism in dialogue with contemporary theology and spirituality
- critically reflect on the relevance of medieval mystical texts in the light of their own spiritual journey and spiritual formation.
Dr Ineke Langhans-Cornet
Wednesday evenings in Semester 2
First class commences on 1st August 2018
5:30pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday evening during Semester 2
For academic credit $2,400
Not for academic credit $1,200