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Spiritualities, Religion, and Meaning Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 1.0
Accredited in June 2021 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2022.  Editorial changes may be made during the implementation process.
Stage 2 Religion Studies will be taught for the last time in 2022.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content | Story, visions, and futures

Story, visions, and futures

Stories, texts and oral traditions share understandings of deities, ancestor-beings, prophets, martyrs, founders, and visionaries, as well as beliefs, symbols and rituals. Interdisciplinary analysis of the context and meaning of sacred traditions, stories, and documents can lead to a greater understanding of their authority, wisdom, significance over time, and the contemporary challenges they present to local and global communities.

For example:

  • In what ways are stories (written/spoken/sung/depicted) significant for spiritualities and religions?
  • How has a sacred text/story/site/tradition been understood within a spirituality/religion over time?
  • How significant is the relationship between story and place within a spirituality/religion?