20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit examines the interconnectedness of pastoral practice and theology and considers the nature of the Church and Church practice from both scriptural and theological perspectives. It explores key elements of Christian pastoral and ministerial practice and reflects on this practice in relation to contemporary society and the wider world. It offers a supervised pastoral placement which will normally be in a non-church context.

Staff Contact: Sally Weston
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Placements, Independent Study, reflection groups
Assessment: Course work, written practical task

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK