THL498 Advanced Practical Theology (8)

This subject critically evaluates the methodologies of Practical Theology in the lived experience of the Church and provides an opportunity for students to engage with foundational texts of the discipline. Students will develop more complex theological reflection practices that demonstrate the interdisciplinary and transformative nature of Practical Theology as it informs ministry and mission.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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



One session


School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed THL335 Advanced Practical Theology.

Assumed Knowledge


Subject Relationships

THL335 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the methodologies of Practical Theology;
  • be able to evaluate critically the work of significant contributors to the field of Practical Theology;
  • be able to demonstrate the critical application of a variety of theological praxis models;
  • be able to articulate and critically evaluate the relevance of other disciplines to practical theology, including Indigenous studies, gender studies and the social sciences; and
  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning, including advanced research, writing and communication skills relevant to the discipline of Practical Theology.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Critical evaluation of the praxis models used in Practical Theology
  • Historical analysis of the evolution of Practical Theology in the Christian tradition
  • Biblical and theological foundations for Practical Theology
  • Exploration of contemporary ecclesial engagement with Practical Theology

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.