Creative Ministry TRS5104

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This masters course looks at ways of developing sustainable spiritual life through creative practices and self-reflective writing, as well as understanding the interaction between theology and political life. It explores how these creative and reflective practices can enrich ministry and worship in local congregations.


4 x 5hr sessions made up of lectures, seminars or workshops

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses





■ 2,500 word portfolio of reflective or analytical analysis of experience of professional practice (50%)

■ 2,500 word essay/project (50%)

Course Aims

This course aims to:


■ Assess the interrelationship of theology and politics;

■ Formulate critical and reflective practices including autoethnographic self-writing;

■ Evaluate key developments in political theology;

■ Construct the multidisciplinary tools to reflect critically on the political implications of theological views.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


■ Formulate a well-informed account of your theology in relation to contemporary political circumstances;

■ Critically evaluate your own spiritual reflections;

■ Appraise different methodological approaches to Political Theology;

■ Construct a sustainable model of spiritual discipline and practice.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.