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PAST322 Arts and Cultures in Christian Ministry and Mission

The role of the arts in expressing, shaping, nourishing and critiquing Christian faith, including how the arts in different theological traditions might enrich Christian ministry and mission.

Paper title Arts and Cultures in Christian Ministry and Mission
Paper code PAST322
Subject Pastoral Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
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Prerequisite
One 200-level PAST paper
Restriction
MINS 414
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Contact
Academic Liaison: Associate Professor Chris Holmes (christopher.holmes@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Maggi Dawn
Paper Structure

This paper will cover 4 topics:

  • Theology and the arts
  • Theology, language and literature
  • The arts in Christian ministry and mission, including liturgy, worship, and gathered church experience
  • The arts and theology in public space: worship and mission meet missiology

Assessment:

  • Two 2,500-word essays (40% each)
  • Online discussion posts (20%)

Teaching Arrangements

This paper will be taught as a compulsory intensive block course in 2019. It will be held from 9am Tuesday 29 January to 5pm Friday 1 February at St John's College, Auckland.

Textbooks
There is no textbook for this paper. A coursebook has been developed.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary Perspective, Global Perspective, Cultural Understanding, Critical Thinking Information Literacy, Research Skills, Self-Motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper students at 300-level will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on the effectiveness of the arts for expressing, exploring, shaping, nourishing and critiquing Christian faith.
  2. Design an encounter in Christian ministry or mission that actively engages with the arts and articulate clearly the way in which the arts might elucidate theological ideas in a community setting.
  3. Reflect on the way in which at least two different approaches to the arts might affect or shape ministry in your own tradition.
  4. Identify one contemporary work from the arts (literature, visual arts, music, dance) and articulate how and why it could enrich a Christian ministry setting.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard