Unit code: DP3013L


This unit examines the historical origins and development of the divine service, noting along the way its multiple connections: with the catholic tradition, with the distinct liturgical principles of the Lutheran Reformation, with modern liturgical developments, with the unique character of Australian Lutheranism, with other Christian traditions, with contemporary Australian society. To a lesser degree this is also done with the minor services. The unit analyses these services as a whole and in their parts, attending to matters of scriptural foundations, ritual order, theological function, and liturgical enactment. Attention is also given to the interplay of liturgy and culture with regards to such issues as music, the use of space, the visual arts, technology, the liturgical year, and lay participation. Throughout the unit there is reference to, and use of, the various worship resources of the LCA with an aim to informed and confident preparation for the celebration of the church’s liturgy.


Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Study level

  • Bachelor Level 3

Alternative study level

  • Bachelor Level 2


  • At least 36 points in Field D is desirable



Credit points: 18

Available in 2019

  • Semester 1: Classroom-based

Unit updated: 31/10/2018 9:37am