THCP106 - Introduction to Practical Theology
Incompatible THCP100 The Signs of the Times
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
Vatican II urged Christians to read the signs of the times in the light of the Gospel message, an approach that is intrinsic to the discipline and discourse of practical theology. This unit explores the nature and background of practical theology, as well as its foundational methods and theories. Students will analyse contemporary events and contexts, in view of Christian tradition, interdisciplinary reflection and practical engagement.