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Secularisation in the Christian World

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Secularisation in the Christian World Online Synchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Fr Dragos Herescu Dates: Tuesdays 19th Jan–9th March 2021 This postgraduate module introduces students to one of the most pervasive paradigms about religion in modern society: the process of secularisation. Considering European and world contexts, students will study the tenets of the secularisation paradigm (rationalisation, pluralisation, structural differentiation, the contraction in the scope and role of religion in contemporary society) and perspectives which draw attention to related but different [...]

Pastoral Placement

Online with Zoom

Pastoral Placement These modules form part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Sue Price Dates: 4th November 2020, 4.30–6.30 pm, 20th January 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 27th January 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 3rdFebruary 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 21st April 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 28th April 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 5th May 2021, 4.30–6.30pm. Course will be online or in person, depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place. This module is primarily designed for students on the Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy pathway to give them the opportunity to work in and reflect on practical contexts and situations of pastoral care. [...]

Themes in Pastoral Theology

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Themes in Pastoral Theology Online Asynchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Sam White Dates: 18th Jan­–26th March 2021 This module explores the history of pastoral theology and the practices of pastoral care in a variety of Christian traditions. It uncovers ways in which these dimensions are now in dialogue with multi-cultural, multi-faith and non-religious settings and insights. It explores some of the ways in which social science thinking and practice has entered into critical dialogue with established ecclesial practices and understandings. [...]

Christian Spirituality in Context

Online with Zoom

Christian Spirituality in Context Online Asynchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leaders: Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ and Fr Dragos Herescu Dates: 18th Jan–26th March 2021 This postgraduate module aims to introduce students to some of the major figures and themes in Christian spirituality across many ecumenical traditions (from the spirituality of the Early Church, to early monastic expressions, the Late Middle Ages, the early modernity of nineteenth century, to the present day). Students will explore the ways in which an awareness and [...]

Moral Development, Reasoning and Decision Making

Online with Zoom

Moral Development, Reasoning and Decision Making Online Synchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Dr Anna Abram Dates: Mondays 18th Jan–22nd March 2021, 5.30–8pm This postgraduate module introduces students to different ways of thinking about moral matters and dilemmas within normative philosophical ethics. It enquires into such questions as ‘what makes an act right or wrong and the human being good or bad?’; ‘how should one live?’ (a Socratic question), ‘what is the good life? (an Aristotelian question), ‘how do we assess [...]

Secularisation in the Christian World

Online with Zoom

Secularisation in the Christian World Online Synchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Fr Dragos Herescu Dates: Tuesdays 19th Jan–9th March 2021 This postgraduate module introduces students to one of the most pervasive paradigms about religion in modern society: the process of secularisation. Considering European and world contexts, students will study the tenets of the secularisation paradigm (rationalisation, pluralisation, structural differentiation, the contraction in the scope and role of religion in contemporary society) and perspectives which draw attention to related but different [...]

Pastoral Placement

Online with Zoom

Pastoral Placement These modules form part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Sue Price Dates: 4th November 2020, 4.30–6.30 pm, 20th January 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 27th January 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 3rdFebruary 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 21st April 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 28th April 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 5th May 2021, 4.30–6.30pm. Course will be online or in person, depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place. This module is primarily designed for students on the Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy pathway to give them the opportunity to work in and reflect on practical contexts and situations of pastoral care. [...]

Themes in Pastoral Theology

Online with Zoom

Themes in Pastoral Theology Online Asynchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Sam White Dates: 18th Jan­–26th March 2021 This module explores the history of pastoral theology and the practices of pastoral care in a variety of Christian traditions. It uncovers ways in which these dimensions are now in dialogue with multi-cultural, multi-faith and non-religious settings and insights. It explores some of the ways in which social science thinking and practice has entered into critical dialogue with established ecclesial practices and understandings. [...]

Christian Spirituality in Context

Online with Zoom

Christian Spirituality in Context Online Asynchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leaders: Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ and Fr Dragos Herescu Dates: 18th Jan–26th March 2021 This postgraduate module aims to introduce students to some of the major figures and themes in Christian spirituality across many ecumenical traditions (from the spirituality of the Early Church, to early monastic expressions, the Late Middle Ages, the early modernity of nineteenth century, to the present day). Students will explore the ways in which an awareness and [...]

Moral Development, Reasoning and Decision Making

Online with Zoom

Moral Development, Reasoning and Decision Making Online Synchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Dr Anna Abram Dates: Mondays 18th Jan–22nd March 2021, 5.30–8pm This postgraduate module introduces students to different ways of thinking about moral matters and dilemmas within normative philosophical ethics. It enquires into such questions as ‘what makes an act right or wrong and the human being good or bad?’; ‘how should one live?’ (a Socratic question), ‘what is the good life? (an Aristotelian question), ‘how do we assess [...]

Secularisation in the Christian World

Online with Zoom

Secularisation in the Christian World Online Synchronous (10 weeks) This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Fr Dragos Herescu Dates: Tuesdays 19th Jan–9th March 2021 This postgraduate module introduces students to one of the most pervasive paradigms about religion in modern society: the process of secularisation. Considering European and world contexts, students will study the tenets of the secularisation paradigm (rationalisation, pluralisation, structural differentiation, the contraction in the scope and role of religion in contemporary society) and perspectives which draw attention to related but different [...]

Pastoral Placement

Online with Zoom

Pastoral Placement These modules form part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree. Course Leader: Sue Price Dates: 4th November 2020, 4.30–6.30 pm, 20th January 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 27th January 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 3rdFebruary 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 21st April 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 28th April 2021, 4.30–6.30pm, 5th May 2021, 4.30–6.30pm. Course will be online or in person, depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place. This module is primarily designed for students on the Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy pathway to give them the opportunity to work in and reflect on practical contexts and situations of pastoral care. [...]