After having completed this course you should be able to:
- Understand and appreciate the historical presence and development of mysticism in western Christianity
- Recognise and appreciate the tendencies (or lack of tendencies) towards mysticism in yourself and others
- Apply your knowledge to make useful contributions to discussion about mysticism within you own church community
- Apply your knowledge to make discernments about any future Christian mysticism training or practices that you might later consider
Organisation of Content:
This course is organised into four main sections with multiple assignments (i.e. classes) within them. The four sections are:
- Introduction & Basics (6 classes)
- Modern Interpretive Frameworks (3 classes)
- A Brief Chronological Sampler (9 classes)
- Modern Revival Examples (4 classes)
So, if you completed an assignment every two weeks, the entire course would take just under a year to complete.
Course Delivery Method:
- This course is self-paced and delivered on line using Google Classroom. You will need a Google G-Mail userid (i.e. [email protected]) to access the course content.
- There is no charge to take the course.
- The course is available available via Google Classroom.
- Go to Google Classroom
- Select the “+” at the top tight hand corner of the page
- Select Create or Join a class
- Select Join a class
- Enter the class code = onptq3e
- Or go directly to https://classroom.google.com/c/NDE2MzgzMzg5NDE1?cjc=onptq3e
About the course authors:
This course is designed by the Ministry Development Team of Cork Unitarian Church. The primary editor is Br. Neal Dunnigan, OEF. His contact information is: [email protected]