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PAST322 Arts and Cultures in Christian Ministry and Mission

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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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (4 July 2022 - 12 November 2022) (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
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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: Professor Murray Rae

Teaching staff

Dr Judith Brown

Paper Structure

This paper will cover 3 topics:

  • Theology and the arts
  • Theology, music and the visual arts
  • The arts in Christian theology and public space: seeking God in culture and art

  • Assessment:
  • Two 2,500-word essays (50% each)

Teaching Arrangements

This paper will be taught as a one-week compulory intensive block course in Dunedin.  Lectures will be held from Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July inclusive.

Textbooks

  • Michael Austin, Explorations and Art, Theology, and Imagination, Sheffield: Taylor & Francis, 2014

  • Jeremy Begbie, Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary Perspective, Global Perspective, Cultural Understanding, Critical Thinking Information Literacy, Research Skills, Self-Motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  1. Engage appreciatively and critically with secular sources that reveal the possibility of grace in unexpected places and forms.
  2. Reflect critically on issues of meaning in culture.
  3. Communicate and appraise a range of methods and interpretive skills that facilitate critical analysis.
  4. Give evidence in assignments of reflection that is structured and creative, and that uses appropriate academic style.
  5. Demonstrate respect for the integrity of the arts.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (4 July 2022 - 12 November 2022)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-15:50 27
Tuesday 09:00-15:50 27
Wednesday 09:00-15:50 27
Thursday 09:00-15:50 27
Friday 09:00-11:50 27