THL518 Studies in Liturgy and Worship (16)

This subject provides students with the opportunity to engage with contemporary scholarship on the interrelationship of worship and theology, developed through an appreciation of worship as 'primary theology'. Necessarily this involves an in-depth understanding of the range of liturgical sources including prayers, lectionaries, rites, rubrics, music and performance, art and architecture, along with the development of skills in analysing their content, influence and contribution to theology.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
United Theological College
Online
United Theological College
Term 1 (75)
On Campus
Ming Hua Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THL518. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Theology and Bachelor of Theology (Honours) students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate critically current scholarship in liturgical theology
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the place of culture in worship
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth theological understanding of the interrelationship between liturgy and doctrine
  • be able to identify and critically evaluate a range of liturgical texts, e.g., prayers, lectionaries, rites, rubrics, music, liturgical space, art and performance
  • be able to develop appropriate tools and methods for the critical analysis of liturgical texts and performance

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Key contemporary writers in liturgical theology
  • Liturgy and culture
  • The origin, intent and multiple applications of the phrase 'lex orandi lex credendi' (i.e. as we worship, so we live!)
  • Hermeneutical approaches to liturgical texts: prayers, lectionaries, rites, rubrics, music and performance, art and architecture
  • The history of liturgical texts and current critical editions
  • Analyzing liturgical performance

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THL518 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Assignment one
30
2
Assignment two
30
3
Project
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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