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. Students will be expected to contribute their own experiences, practice and contexts into the emerging and developing conversation surrounding contemporary pastoral theology as a discipline and its outworking in Church, chaplaincy and wider society today.