Within the context of Christian ministry, this unit focuses on developing the skills and knowledge needed to analyze philosophical worldviews and world religions and apply that analysis within a Christian framework. It requires the ability to conduct in-depth analyses and comparisons of ideas and beliefs across various philosophical worldviews and world religions, and to apply the findings to contemporary situations.
This unit is particularly relevant for individuals in Christian organizations who analyze worldviews and world religions as part of their work, such as leaders of Christian communities and educators involved in religious education. By engaging in this unit, individuals expand their understanding of different philosophical perspectives and religions, deepen their knowledge of diverse beliefs and ideas, and apply these insights to their work within Christian ministry.
By analyzing philosophical worldviews and world religions, individuals gain a more comprehensive understanding of different perspectives and belief systems. This knowledge allows them to engage in meaningful discussions, provide informed guidance, and effectively lead Christian communities. Additionally, the ability to apply this analysis to a contemporary context enhances their ability to address relevant issues and challenges within the Christian ministry field.
Ultimately, this unit emphasizes the importance of analyzing and comparing ideas and beliefs from various philosophical worldviews and world religions within the framework of Christian ministry. By integrating this knowledge, individuals in Christian ministry can navigate diverse perspectives, teach religious education with depth and insight, and lead Christian communities with wisdom and understanding.
Analyse and compare worldviews and world religions
• Critically analyse ideas and beliefs within their context
• Explain ideas and beliefs, and their application to a given topic under consideration
• Compare the ideas and beliefs of different world religions and philosophical worldviews
Utilise sources and resources in depth
• Select and use sources and resources to analyse ideas and beliefs in accordance with task requirements
• Analyse, critique and compare the content of sources and resources in detail
• Synthesise ideas and content from sources and resources in accordance with task requirements
Apply the analysis to a contemporary context
• Apply the conclusions from the analysis to a specific context
• Analyse the impact of different ideas and beliefs on contemporary practice
• Communicate the findings of the analysis according to task and organisational requirements
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has:
• analysed a topic at depth, comparing at least two different perspectives
• analysed the beliefs of at least two world religions
• analysed the ideas of at least one philosophical worldview
In the course of the above the candidate must:
• use a minimum of eight resources for advanced research suited to task and organisational requirements
• use critical analysis techniques
• apply the analysis to a contemporary context
• communicate complex knowledge and ideas clearly
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:
• subject matter expertise in the area of research
• key beliefs and practices of major world religions
• key ideas and features of major philosophical worldviews
AAssessment must be conducted in an environment that reflects workplace conditions, with access to:
• resources for advanced theological and philosophical research
Students will present a portfolio of evidence based on the subject The Missionary Encounter with World Religion