Ignatian Mysticism in the World: Reconciliation and Justice after a Secular Age
175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia
INTERNATIONAL GUEST LECTURER Gordon Rixon, S.J. has completed undergraduate studies in philosophy and mathematics, a Master of Divinity and Licentiate in Theology, and doctoral studies in theology. Gordon comes to teach with us from Canada.
This unit explores Ignatian mystical spirituality as a resource for the construction of religious narratives that contribute to intentional, social transformation in a secular context. Students develop a transdisciplinary approach to ecological, social, cultural and ecclesial reconciliation. They will also develop an understanding of the evolution of a religious and cultural recognition of the autonomous rights of indigenous peoples. Elements of recognition theory and transitional justice are introduced through a discussion of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools.
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Identify the principles of Ignatian mystical spirituality and apply them in the construction of an intentional religious narrative that contributes to social transformation in a secular context;
- Apply their knowledge of recognition, vulnerability and transitional justice theory to their own ministry and context;
- Propose a transdisciplinary approach to ecological, social, cultural and ecclesial reconciliation;
- Identify a relevant research question or problem, apply a relevant, critical methodology, and formulate and support a well-defined thesis statement with a reasoned argument and evaluated evidence.
Rev Dr Gordon Rixon SJ
Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
FEES – For 10 cp units. Double for 20 cp units.
Students enrolled for academic credit | $2,266 Domestic Students | $2,925 International Students
Audit students (not for academic credit) | $1,133
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Gordon Rixon, S.J. completed undergraduate studies in philosophy and mathematics at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, a Master of Divinity and Licentiate in Theology at Regis College, Toronto, and doctoral studies in theology at Boston College. I...